Monday, May 9, 2011

Lost Canyon - Watercolor

I felt like doing an abstract this week.  I'm really happy with the colors and textures I achieved with this one.  I think I might try to get a similer look in oils on a large canvas.  To me, abstracts are much more impressive when they are really large.  I think if I work the oils with a lot of turpentine I can get the look of a watercolor.  It will be a fun experiment.

As an update, (July 2011) this painting received an honorable mention in watercolor at the Orange County Fair.

Lost Canyon
Image Size 15" x 22"


  1. I look forward to seeing how your experiment goes using more turpentine with oils to get a transparent effect, I do love this new abstract too!

  2. Very aptly titled and oh so pretty, Nancy! Love the white on the right side; it lends much to depth.

  3. Hi Robin, I'm starting it today so we'll see if I finish it by next week.

    Thanks Sherry. Sometimes it's hard to come up with names for abstracts but this one was really easy. We used to go to Lake Powell every summer and this reminds me of that.

  4. Nancy..take a look at
    It is an on line fund raising event using small works of art. Perhaps you would like to send a creation. I have.

  5. How nice, we have taken several rafting trips out west and this makes me remember them. Us in the raft looking up at the cliffs.
    Beautiful. I love the colors!

  6. Love the watercolor look of the canyon. And thanks for the visit of Art Notes:)

  7. Thanks Jeannette and I really enjoyed visiting your blog.


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