Carol Carter

15 May 2010

NEW WATERCOLORS from the Everglades


Well, after biking the Shark Valley yesterday... and photographing till the later evening. ... I decided to stay indoors today and paint.

I worked on 4 watercolors-- finishing them in time to post.

I am using Fabriano hot press paper... which gives a different effect.

The slicker surface is better for detail work.

I saw an owl last night-- and another incredible sunset.

Will go this evening to do the same.

I am reading Marjorie S. Douglas -- EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS

Enjoy~

Dragonfly
watercolor
9.5" h x 13.5" w
2010


Egret
watercolor
9.5" h x 13.5" w
2010

Web
watercolor
9.5" h x 13.5" w
2010

Grasshopper
watercolor
9.5" h x 13.5" w
2010



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5 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, boy, love that spider web the most!!

MB Shaw said...

I am not a watercolor painter 9as you know) but I love that hot press paper for journals. It is sweet! And you are making bee-you-tee-ful paintings on it!

Janet Belich said...

Oh Carol, super. Love the intesity of the egret painting. Are these all Fabriano ?

Carol Carter said...

Thanks all..
i think most are painted on fabriano... or hot press arches. don't really know.. as most of the paper i am using are scraps from last semester of teaching. i have no watermarks or embossing to identify!
but, the weather is warm and wet today.. perfect for watercolor. will post more paintings tomorrow!

Barb Sailor said...

This series has so much impact - i especially like the light in the egret painting but they all are wonderful.