Wednesday, August 15, 2012

When Blog Posts Meet

After my last post, "Artists and Photos" about the Paint My Photo (PMP) website, I planned to follow up with a figure/portrait I painted from a photo on the site by Franklin.  It was a photo of a clarinetist street musician and inspired my first watercolor of a figure.  I had recently seen the Watercolor West 2011 show in which there were some wonderful figure paintings and portraits.  I wanted to try one and am posting my clarinetist here.  I made it pretty colorful which I thought fit the subject.    Meanwhile.....


Meanwhile, my friend Terry Freemark added a comment on my previous post of the "found" vacationing ladies photos in "Summer Trips~" asking if I might paint them!  This was a surprise to me since it hadn't entered my mind.  Terry has painted many watercolor portraits from black & white photos and hers are really wonderful.  Hmmm.  What occurred to me was possibly painting some of the "found" photobooth snapshots I've come across over the years.  I've added some good ones below.  They are very small, 1.5" x 2", kind of hard to see detail.  I probably couldn't improve on the look of these.  So cool.


8 comments:

  1. Oh Sherry this painting is gorgeous! And I agree, the colors do fit the subject! I find it very hard to do portraits with watercolor.
    Will be waiting to see the snapshots under your brushes.
    Warm regards.

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    1. I need to try some others! Thanks for your confidence Konstantina!

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  2. I've always loved your clarinet player, Sherry. Hope you give some of these vintage photos a try - they're rich. Best of luck, and hope you enjoy trying! Thanks for your kind words about me.

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    1. Thanks Terry! We'll see if I take on any vintage photos. :-)

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  3. Love your watercolours. So fresh.
    I look forward to following your blog. Regards

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    1. Thank you Trevor! Great to see you here!

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  4. I agree with Terry... love this and also would love to see the vintage photos as watercolors. Good job!

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