Awash with Color

"Paint what you really see, not what you think you ought to see; not the object isolated as in a test tube, but the object enveloped in sunlight and atmosphere, with the blue dome of Heaven reflected in the shadow." Claude Monet

'An Ocean of Flowers'

'An Ocean of Flowers'

Poppy field on California's central coast. Named by our daughter, Melody, age 3. Watercolor on Strathmore cold press paper.

Outboard Inn, Mentone Beach

Outboard Inn, Mentone Beach

Outboard Inn, Mentone Beach. Mentone, California. Watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

Poppies

Poppies

California poppies. Watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

'Captain Bill'

'Captain Bill'

Captain Bill's catamaran near the coast of Culebra, Puerto Rico. Watercolor on Strathmore 500 cold press paper.

Montana de Oro

Montana de Oro

Montana de Oro, central coast of California. Watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

'Grandma's Amaryllis'

'Grandma's Amaryllis'

Beaumont, California. Watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

'Mom in the Mist'

'Mom in the Mist'

Watercolor on Strathmore 500 cold press paper.

Pont du Gard Bridge France

Pont du Gard Bridge France

Pond du Gard Bridge, France. Photo credit J. Kirkwood. Watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

'Somewhere in Chile'

'Somewhere in Chile'

Chile. Watercolor on Strathmore 500 cold press paper.

...But I'm not Monet, and I start with a blank sheet of watercolor paper! An overwhelmingly white page. I stare at it, not knowing where to begin. Eventually a little voice in my head says, "Pick a color and just start. Maybe some blue for the sky..." And so it begins with a single color and the courage to put it down on the page. This is one of the many lessons that art has taught me.

© 2020 by Holly Warner. | Yucaipa, California |  Holly@AwashGallery.com

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