Monday, May 28, 2012

Aqueous SOLD

'Aqueous' SOLD
6" x 6" watercolor on watercolor board

A painting of what I paint with. Except my water container is never that clear, and it's not a pretty glass mug either, but you get the idea. :) I thought it would be fun to do a painting of my watercolor set up.

I can't help but think, when I see that plain old mug of water, that watercolor really is magical. I know I've said it before, but come on people! What other medium gets the same results of brilliant colors and life with the most humble of supplies?

Probably the most magical of any art medium, at least in my opinion (no offense oil, acrylic, pastel painters! I love your work too!). Brush, water, paper, and color. Those four simple things make some pretty amazing magic in an artist's hand.

This was a fun painting to do and I really, really like how it turned out. But holy rusted metal Batman those tiny details in the glass were beginning to make my eyes cross! I think I'll stick to a face for my next painting. :)

Huzzah!


27 comments:

  1. Crystal. Love this one. It reminds me of your iced tea painting. And that's a good thing. I think it's all great but what is exciting me is how you painted the pigment in the rinse water. I looked closely and you even have it floating on the surface of the water and then flowing down. Good observations and keen skills : ) bravo!

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  2. You are correct - it is magical - in YOUR hands!
    Beautiful, and so well done.

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  3. Vous êtes la fée de l'aquarelle ma chère!... Une très belle oeuvre que vous nous offrez... Je l'admire et les couleurs entraînent mon regard tel un glouglou de fontaine.
    J'ai hâte de voir votre prochaine peinture!
    Gros bisous

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  4. Crystal, it may have made your eyes cross, but it was worth it. This painting is FABULOUS!!! Double Huzzahs!!!

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  5. Awesome, you have mad skills!

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  6. This painting is amazing, the glass looks real, congrat! Cheers

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  7. me encanta la limpieza del color

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  8. Holy sky rocket, Batgirl, you mean the glass isn't real? :lol:

    Fabulous work, Crystal! xx

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  9. Huzzah! I had to do a double take because I thought it was a Waller with that glass mug. What an awesome job you did with it. Really cool!

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  10. What a great idea to paint your paint set up! When my art room is all finished, I'm going to have two areas always set up; one for oils and one for watercolours and drawing. I really want to do a lot more watercolours now. This painting is so clever! The way you have captured that distorted and reflected light is just amazing! :0)

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  11. Really awesome. So colourful and full of light! Very nicely done indeed!

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  12. looking at what you produce, I have to agree with you about watercolor, it's amazing what you pull from it! Your eye and skill for detail always blows me away.

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  13. Crystal..the magic is in your hands, not the set-up. I think you can paint with mud and make it look beautiful.! This is spectacular!!

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  14. fun painting. And the other wonderful thing about watercolor is how portable it is. Great for traveling sketchbooks.

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  15. You do photorealism so well. Your colors are spectacular.

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  16. Am I blown by this.. No I am BLASTED by this one. This is pure awesomeness.. Love you Crystal for this.
    And coming to watercolor.. Yes I completely second you.. :)

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  17. It is amazing to think that we control water when we paint.
    Getting the touch of when to apply the brush...when to lift it off and the hardest of all when to walk away.

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  18. wow, so loose and yet so much details. Love the colors, contrast and painting.

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  19. Beautiful painting! I'll be taking a watercolor class next semester and seeing your work is so inspiring!

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  20. I'm officially speechless!!! I love all the shapes you created which gave the perfect illusion of crystal and light shining on them! BTW, my guess was nowhere close to the right answer... :-P

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  21. Oh my word. How did you do that? I'm amazed, as usual. :D

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  22. crystal clear water ..beautifully done

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  23. Crystal, this piece is exceptional. You know it's a gem... right? I dunno if you want to give it away in an auction for $100... it's gallery material!

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