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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Three Twenty Minute Paintings - Dora Sislian Themelis

#45 Shells ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis
8x10 Watercolor on Arches paper

#46 Sunflower Petals ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis
8x10 Watercolor on Arches paper

#47 Rocks ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis
8x10 Watercolor on Strathmore paper

The deadline for my 100 paintings challenge is quickly approaching and now that the holidays are over there are no excuses. If I can make it through with twenty minute paintings that's what I will do.

Throwing together some of my favorite shells and pebbles, and using a cropped area of one of the sunflower photos, I did these paintings. I used cast off watercolor papers not realizing one was of lesser quality and becoming discouraged by the way it handled my paints.

As I paint, I learn.

4 comments:

Elva Paulson said...

These are all great. I especially like the sunflower. What a difficult pose.

Claire M said...

I love all the colors your capture in your shells. Makes it very interesting to look at.

Kristin said...

I love these! I think the first one is my favorite (love the colors and the way the shells fit together), though I love all of them for their variety of color and texture.

Dora said...

Thanks ladies!