Monday, April 16, 2007

Guided Works: Yellow Field


Yellow Field
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
My dear friend has been working with me on a number of watercolor projects. I'll be posting some of these under "Guided Works" as so much of the work was guided by this kind and generous individual and not solely my own creation.

In this landscape, my attempt is toward simplification and lossening up, plus using a number of different techniques -- including the use of gouache. Probably the hardest lesson for me to learn is to 'let go and let the paint!' I have such a bad habit of 'fiddling' and 'detailing' things until I've overworked the painting... but I'm learning, albeit --- slowly! lol

11 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

I know what you mean about 'fiddling' - I have the same tendency. This looks really nice, Lin.

Shirley said...

LOVELY! Can I join your class?

Teri C said...

Oh Lin it's BEAUTIFUL!! The composition and the colors are just great. I love it!!

From another 'fiddler' :)

Anonymous said...

This one really speaks to me -- reminds me of Vermont in the spring with all the "dandylions!" And please Lin, you may have had "help" but this is your creation and a really nice one too!
Hugs,
Lorraine

karen said...

Lin: This one is great. I think you really succeeded in achieving the simple, loose feel you set out to do.

Brenda Y said...

Oh yes - it is difficult to let the paint do it's thing, especially when we want to be in control - LOL! You've done fantastically on this and I can see the areas where you truly did let the paint just flow. It has a very nice depth to it and is a very peaceful setting. The sense of depth you are obtaining on these "helped" works is what I'm noticing the most.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Hey Lin: I have a request involving some of your sketches and a workshop I'm involved with. If you have a minute, can you send me an email so I can ask you about it? (I don't mean to sound so mysterious, it's not a big deal.) My best email address is ksands7@aol.com
Thanks!
Karen

Terri said...

You're not on your lonesome with the 'overworking' bad habit. :o) It's a hard one to shake.

Felicity said...

Love this Lin, it's super! Your handling of the paint looks so confident!

Africantapestry said...

This is a charming watercolor Lin. Nice colors and don't fret about the fiddling..if we knew when to stop, we would've all been rich and famous by now!
Nice work
ronell

Linda said...

Oh LIN -- fantastic!