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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

finally, time to try out the watercolor!

Right after the watercolor workshop,  I needed to get back to helping with the cattle here on the ranch.  Its spring, and we decided to go thru the herd, and maybe sell some, and haul others to various pastures, where they will have good summer vacations!  First, the bigger calves needed to be gone thru, sorted and pretty heifers choosen  to keep.  Today,  we loaded a stock trailer and off to the sale my fella went .   We sent a huge young bull, so gentle, and I hope he finds a good home.   I have been thinking about the watercolor workshop, and practising the things she showed us.  I do hope she can put a book out at some point, she says that may happen!  She had some wonderful example sheets she had prepared, and placed into clearpages for sale.  I bought some, they were like pages in a good book!!    I worked on one of the paintings I had begun at the workshop, where I had gotten  the first colorful layer on.  Alone, at home starting in again to finish was a bit challenging, but I remembered her demo's and went ahead.  This is how it finished for me.
watercolor rooster

What do you think?  I had done those chicken  drawings earlier this winter just so I could have them to learn on at this class.  I am glad I was ready, and I also am glad I did them also in pastel!!!  It was like a "'twofer!"

7 comments:

  1. Ida, this is just gorgeous! I just LOVE your roosters and chickens paintings!

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  2. Great colours!!! I don´t like roosters, but this one is an exception. Nice work!

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  3. Ida, I can hardly wait to catch up on all your work. I did see your post about the "Kim" demo and that sounded like lots of fun!

    Your rooster is fantastic; it has so much life to it I almost expect to hear it about 5 am :).

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  4. I like this. Wish I could do as good.

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  5. I like this. Wish I could do as good.

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  6. Beautiful vibrant colors. Love it.

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