|#27 Three Pink Daisies ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis|
18x24 Watercolor, Arches cold press paper
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Pushing through some resistance lately, but coming away with this latest watercolor landscape while I decide where to go next.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A deer chaser from the Portland Japanese Garden. This is darker and muddier than I wanted but "quantity over quality"!!!
I could use some suggestions from my fellow painters: I have been in a slump here. Nothing intrigues me enough to paint, then when I do paint, I end up with something I really don't like! Have you any suggestions for getting out of a slump? I think I am overwhelmed by trying to come up with subject matter, 2X a week!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The weather here has been wonderful for working on my watercolor paintings in the garden, as well as the great inspiration from the colors of the flowers there. The first work was on scene, the second from my photos in the garden.
|#25 Afternoon Garden ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis|
18x24 Watercolor, Arches paper
|#26 Pink Daisies ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis|
18x24 Watercolor, Arches paper
Monday, July 16, 2012
Painted in my Moleskine watercolor book .. watercolor. I'm liking my little watercolor Moleskin very much.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Many years ago a sea Captain built an estate near the ocean, not far from Charleston, Oregon. His home burned but his beautiful gardens are now maintained as a State Park. This little Japanese structure and tree are on the edge of a pond in the gardens. I sketched it on location several months ago and then had the fun of painting it as I remember it.
A quick on location sketch of three trees across the Umpqua River from Whilster's Bend Park. I painted this yesterday using water soluble graphite pencil and watercolor.
Both are done in my Aquabee sketchbook, 93# paper. I'm very happy with the quality of these sketchbooks for field sketching.
Checking in to the challenge with #23 and #24 watercolor paintings, both landscapes of different areas in Greece. The vegetables and sunflower photos are done and I was looking for a new direction by taking a "stay-cation" of sorts!
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Stillman and Birn Beta Series (180# rough paper), pen in ink plus watercolor -- lovely heavy paper for this type of art.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Painted on Lanaquarelle 140# Rough .... it is always a treat to paint on good paper. I liked how I could rewet an area without leaving any harsh lines. I found paint did not lift as easily as on some paper.
We have been having cloudy, rainy days lately but Mt. Hood popped out of the clouds the other after and I rushed outside for a pleasant few hours of plein air painting.
This is another painting from Laure's Japanese Garden visit. The assignment was to get the fish submerged in a 30 minute sketch. At first, I wasn't very happy with it and closed my sketchbook when I opened it a few days later I decided it wasn't so bad!
The title "Nishikigoi" means brocaded carp in Japanese.
An artist friend said that one should only paint something when it moves you and touches your heart! These boats in Kerala certainly did! There is something fascinating about boats, especially the country ones we have in India.... of so many varieties as well! The combination of the water and the boat, the stillness and calm of the moment, filled me with a feeling of wanting to capture the moment....so here it is....