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A barn in the wilderness
 

A barn in the wilderness



Watercolor is another hobby. Maybe one of these days I will be able to make enough to pay for the supplies. This is one of my efforts from a few months ago. I used Sonnet watercolors on the cheaper Canson paper, 9x12 inches. The reason I got started on this watercolor track is Gail Steel! We started doing a little "together" (online tutorials) a couple years ago, but I foundered and didn't really get going until last summer. Thank you for the inspiration, Gail!

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Color Your World- LynnDel

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YES! I have so looked forward to seeing LynnDel post a painting! Yes, we are a type of spiritual sisters here. And LynnDel (and Naomi and Debbym with her zentangling) were all an inspiration to me to put aside some time to relax (and create) in this way.

Looking forward to more! Art is more than a photograph, as it mixes the heart into the work. It's the difference between a meal from a box and a home-cooked dinner.

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Thank you! One of the reasons I thought I might take up watercolor is that I have three boxes of frames. But then there is the problem of the matting ($$$).

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Photography in itself is quite an art. It takes a good eye to know what makes a good photo. The majority of people who wield a camera are not artists, but with all of us having cameras these days and not having to pay for film, many are learning as they go to take more artistic photographs if that is their goal. When we talk about representational paintings, we are referring to interpretation. When an artist has the expertise to paint something so realistic that you think it is a 3D object, we are all impressed with their skill. But what speaks to my heart in art is the artist's interpretation that differs slightly -- or more than slightly -- from a photo. As The Wanderer said, so much can be done with software to alter and enhance photos that there is no question that a photographic work can do exactly what I appreciate about paintings, that is, differ slightly from reality in order to focus on a thought or a mood.

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