Saturday, July 26, 2008

virtual sketch date

Well,here goes..... I am not pleased with my submission. The watercolors are muddy and overworked.


1. Exhausted from walking and gardening

2. Not enough time

3. Lastly, and most importantly, I kept putting my brush in the Cabernet! YIKES

Better next time.... great fun,love this!


Stacy said...

Hi Cathy! Welcome to the virtual sketch date!

I think you are being too tough on yourself. I don't see mud. I see wonderfully rich greens and bright oranges. Plus, part of the sketch date objective is to push us out of our comfort zone.

Hope to see you again next month.

Paulette said...

Hi Cathy,
They look very lush and lovely. Well done!

kay susan said...

Oh! I've done that lots of times - I drank it anyway, did'nt seem to do me any harm! Nice sketch, lovely colours.

Rose Welty said...

Hi Cathy!

Even if the colors aren't what you were hoping for, these are still very expressive - lovely brushstrokes. They are very nice.

Leslie said...

Ahhh..Cabernet. That explains those nice grape-y tones :)
I think these are quite colorful and festive.

Michael said...

I agree with the others, I do not see a muddiness here. All I see is wonderful color and brush work. I scrolled down to look at some of your other work and promptly added you to my RSS feed reader.

Your work is wonderful and very inspiring to me.

Kylie said...

The others are mud here. :) I think they are fantastic, and I am looking forward to seeing more of your paintings as you get them photographed.

laura said...

Ah, the old brush in the cabernet! I've done it myself; in coffee too! Best switch to white wine while painting.
I also think you're too critical of yourself--something I have been trying to overcome too!
Your colors are very bright and lovely; you really got the impression of a thicket of leaves!

"JeanneG" said...

Cathy I really like it. Very nice bright colors. Nice crop too.

The Shaven Worm said...

A little overworked, just like me...but still nice,just like you.

Quilt Knit said...

Why have some people been so hard on themselves?
Welcome to the show. This has been just a rich gathering of artist. VSD has been just as rich as your colors with the deep cabernet! VSD, allows us to have a studio class with many people and be our on Instructor, We all have learned..
Thank-you for your Artwork, lush colors.
Sherrie Roberts

You might need to take the your Brushes to therapy on how to identify paint. Ha! Ha!