Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blue as Water and Sky

5x7 inches, acrylic on paper, in a sketchbook

On Sunday I went on a photo safari, and bagged a photo of a man fishing below the Monterey Dam here in town.  I did a couple little watercolors of similar scenes, and then this brilliantly colored one, then asked my husband which he preferred, and he liked this one best.  In reality the rocks are pale limestone, the water mostly a muddy green, but I wanted to make the picture more lively, more cheerful, more fun so I ditched reality.

Sometimes ditching reality is fine.


SwingCat said...

I love the idea of a photo safari, I might try one myself:) Beautifyl watercolors. Do you do any freelance illustration or sell your work at all?

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Thank you for your kind comment! I have some paintings and collages in Ravens Wish, a local gallery, and I occasionally sell to friends and other interested people.