Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flower Power

New work - small watercolor pieces (about 8 1/2 x 11.) Since I can't seem to get the hang of my new camera (stuff is seriously out of focus), Anna suggested that I scan the pieces. It's a miracle - the scans actually look like the real pieces.


7 comments:

Zoomie said...

Big wow, Nancy. All your latest work shows a wonderful use of color, no matter the medium. What happened? Whatever it was, I love it.

namastenancy said...

Thank you (bowing gratefully). I think that color has always been one of my strong suits as a painter but I haven't posted decent images in a long while. These look good because my friend Anna Conti pointed out to me that (1) the images that I posted in Flickr were awful and out of focus, (2) maybe I could scan my small watercolor pieces. I took her excellent advice. I've got maybe 20 pieces yet to go but I'm pleased as punch about the results. Now, off to tell Coolie about the sunflowers.

Sandra Yagi said...

Very Nice!

cookiecrumb said...

Scanning is your friend.
These watercolors are beautiful! I love how loose, yet (may I say) informative your style is. I know my mom would be jealous; she paints well but it's very tight and afraid. Lovely.

namastenancy said...

I don't want to make your mom jealous but thank you! thank you!
Scanning these really was the secret key to showing them off. I didn't want to spend a lot of money having my watercolors professionally photographed so learning how to scan them is like Christmas in July. When you open each image up, the colors and texture come across so nicely. Plus, I get to show my friends that I really can paint.

Again - thank you for looking and thank you for the compliments.

James Mitchell said...

More, give us more!

mirabile-dictu said...

Really lovely! I especially love the top one. Such beautiful color.