Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Language of Art

In painting Serenity, I combined several elements of the garden from the Colonial Williamsburg Nursery to come up with this composition. I loved the red water pump, the hose, the wooden buckets, the wall, and the vines scattered around the garden and clicked away merrily with my camera. Drawing and painting this piece was a pleasant challenge. My goal was to convey the sun dappled busy corner of the garden.

I have been reading "Watercolor Wisdom - Lessons From a Lifetime of Painting and Teaching" by Jo Taylor, AWS . In the introduction she writes : In music there are the notes, keys, and chords with which to compose. In the visual arts there are the elements and principles of design. This language of art is applicable to any style of work, whether absolute realism, abstraction, or non-representation.

I hope one day 'fusing technique, style and design' will become second nature to me.

Serenity watercolor 18"x12"

9 comments:

Sujit Sudhi said...

Very beautiful. Love the handling of the sunlight peeping through.

meera said...

Thank you Sujith! I had to work hard to save those whites --my tendency is to cover the paper with with color and design

Prabha N. said...

This looks fantastic! Wow!

B said...

what an appropriate painting. Soon enough we all willbe dragging that water pipe everywhere :), eventhough ours isnt half as pretty

meera said...

Thank you Prabha! I so appreciate your comments!

Thanks B, and yes, I too am looking forward to the gardening and watering!

Kathy Staicer said...

Pretty watercolor. I love the sunny feeling.

meera said...

Thank You, Kathy! you always take time to visit and leave a comment !

Beth Fox said...

I love your use of color in Serenity - it makes a wonderful statement about joy in sunlight and the ordinary! Love it
Beth

meera said...

Thank you Beth! and I appreciate your visit to my blog!!!

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