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Watercolour or Watercolor.I love it!!

What a splendid thing watercolor is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it”
--Vincent Van Gogh



Water colours have always fascinated me.I love it for its sheer brilliance of colours, and the speed with which, you have to work.It is so difficult to capture that play of light.This is a simple landscape that I completed yesterday.I have used ONLY 5 colours, in the whole painting.

Have been staring at it, ever since. Still not tired!



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  1. It's very nice. I'm quite taken with it.

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  2. Great! :)
    Watercolours are difficult! I'd probably make a big blur of blue and that would be my painting. lol
    Or red maybe, I'm feeling very fiery today.

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  3. err..due to technical difficulties..your comment has been forwarded to the following website..

    http://suenotes.blogspot.com/2007/03/whole-new-direction-for-me.html

    if however, the owner of that website has deleted the comment regarding your painting, kindly notify the king at your earliest.

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  4. i'm telling you my secret, i still use crayons 'cause no matter how much i try i end up spoiling the chart if i tried water colors.never understod how anyone could paint with water colors!

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  5. I dont get balance while painting with water cols.Sketch pens are my favorite.
    That pic is exellent :)

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  6. Beautiful, ps - luminous, swift, confident, all the things that make a watercolor sing.

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  7. hi! hopped from deepak's blog...ure a very talented painter..its lovely

    Lina

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  8. Why would I delete the comment?
    It was a lovely comment, even if not meant for me.
    I was just popping on here now to make sure that you knew that a comment for you was posted on my blog.

    Anyway, the painting is beautiful. I do that too -- after I paint something, I stare at it for a long time. I have a painting I did in the 80's hanging in my room, and I still stare at that one, too...

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  9. Wow! only thing, wish u painted a pond as well :-)

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  10. I think Van Gogh said it much better than I could. It is a wonderful picture! I love the feeling of calm adn depth it has. lovely!

    By the way, I have a little something over at my blog for you which I hope will be a nice surprise :-)

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  11. I'm so glad you've put your painting up for us to see! At first glance it almost looked Oriental..like the classical Chinese art I've often seen.Love the greens!!

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  12. the painting is beautiful..

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  13. What a splendid thing watercolor is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it.
    --Vincent Van Gogh

    And I am just assuming that you did realize that you posted this Van Gogh quote on his (and MY!) birthday???

    Thanks. From the both of us. Theo will pass out the favours or favors later.

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  14. God I wish i could create art like yours. It is much slower to create emotion in words, but people can look at a painting and be taken to emotion in the space of a second.

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  15. Bharathi5:24 PM

    This was really beautiful.I agree with you, water colours do add that magic to a painting(for want of a better word).

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  16. How long did it take for you to finish this? Quite a piece this is.

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  17. ah..good to know the comment is still there...

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  18. Thank you all!Your words really encourage.

    Gawpo: I didnt know you shared a birthday with MY MOST FAVOURITE ARTIST in the world!!! Now I like you even more!!(as though i needed a reason!)

    Mr.J: I applied a awash first.Waited for it to dry.Then did the whole thing.Total time taken, including drying time would be about 35 minutes approximately.

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  19. No wonder you've been staring at it ever since! It sure is delightful and beautiful!
    :)

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  20. one of the best so far in my eyes of course knowing very well that the really arty types of paintings dont interest me so much. This is right up my street and knowing you did this in less than 15 minutes is a masterpiece. Want this kind of a painting done on a large board, framed and put up in the drawing room. Fantastic pic....

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  21. This is my favorite one

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  22. Liked ur painting!

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  23. Nice painting.. I too stared at it for some time.. :)
    I haven't touched water colors after I started using Oil paints. But on seeing your paintings I wish to do one painting using water color on handmade paper...

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