Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cattails I
















watercolor 19" x 21"

This painting is from a picture I
took down by Stevensville, Mt near
the Bitterroot River. Liked the
reflections in the water within the
lilypads.

5 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Wow! Amazing painting. Did you do any masking and pouring or just work from a very detailed drawing? I love it, great job.

Susan Liles said...

Hi Vicki; I did use masking and did pour for the cattail reflections on the right side of the painting. The rest of the painting was painted in sections with a brush. Also splattered masking for some of the dots of color. Sue

OWW/Claire said...

Susan...

I truly love your Cattails...it is simply beautiful...makes one want to listen for the little sounds of life within the pond.

I will be back again for sure to explore more of this splendid talent you share here.

My only experience as a painter has been with walls...as in, painting a room. About three years ago, a friend that at one time taught art showed me how to shade a triangle...and from there I have been teaching myself how to sketch. I find it very relaxing. I have sketches of some trees that I did in all 4 seasons...amazing what each season reveals.

I am firm believer that the garden is proof positive that life is never really over...it just changes.

Looking forward to seeing the gardens of life as you see them...

OWW/Claire

Tinchen said...

Wow! Great work! I love it!!!

Have a nice day,
greetings from Germany,

Katrin

Susan Liles said...

Claire- thanks and hope you enjoy the view!
Katrin- Thanks for the comment and glad you liked!

Sue