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Topic: Flea Market Watercolor - Update: Won an Award!  (Read 5701 times)
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« on: March 30, 2012 07:38:14 PM »

My latest painting (my fifth one now).....this time a watercolor using several photos from a visit to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA.

The final size is 14 1/4" x 27 3/4" on 400lb Arches Cold Press.  I'm still trying to determine how many hours these watercolors take me (the last one took me 120 hours and was less complex) and so I set a timer for every one of my work sessions.  83.5 hours spent on this over a span of only two weeks!  I'm getting faster!  This was accomplished while teaching a full course load just to prove to my students....IT CAN BE DONE!



and detail of my favorite area:


ETA - I received word on Monday that this painting won an award in a regional show last weekend.  I sure wish I could have been there for the opening, but the weather was AWFUL!
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012 08:52:12 PM »

Wow!  So much detail and so well done.  And it's watercolor?!  This painting rocks!  Awesome work!

<3 Flea Markets
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012 04:38:26 AM »

Your work is amazing!  So life-like it almost seems like it's a photo.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012 06:13:18 AM »

Just WOW!
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012 07:17:51 AM »

I really love your work, I checked out your website also..I envy your talent!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012 08:06:15 AM »

Incredible work!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012 08:32:45 AM »

Amazing! The detail is wonderful. Love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012 11:25:44 AM »

So unbelievably amazing. great work! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012 01:32:09 PM »

LOVE it!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012 08:23:16 PM »

Oh WOW! I can't believe you got that much detail with watercolor!! Amazingly well done! I do not have the patience to even try to be that good lol!
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012 09:00:32 PM »

That's alright Mandy.....I don't have patience either.  I don't do watercolor often because it makes me want to throw things.  I do it because I should, not because I want to.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012 10:57:16 PM »

Wow! That's watercolor?! From the home page, I thought it was an oil painting. And you did this while teaching a full course load. I bow to you time-managing skills.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012 04:21:31 AM »

Wow, stunning work!
Love the subject too.
And the amazing amount of details.
You are a great artist!
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012 08:01:04 AM »

Wow! That's watercolor?! From the home page, I thought it was an oil painting. And you did this while teaching a full course load. I bow to you time-managing skills.

Ha!  More like lack-of-sleep skills.....I'm getting too old for all-nighters!  Still, at least now when my students whine that they don't have enough time to finish I project I can point to this.  I started it when I gave my students their assignment and I finished it 1 1/2 weeks before their assignment was due.  I love my job, but I find it shocking how many students don't have the drive to spend time on their work.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012 09:45:25 AM »

Holy SCHNIKEYS!! That's AMAZING!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012 08:52:59 AM »

FANTASTIC - the details are incredible!  LOVE it!
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2012 02:06:14 PM »

Gorgeous! I thought it was a photo from the thumbnail. The subject matter is interesting too, it gives you so much to look at.
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2012 04:54:17 PM »

Love!  I would never have thought this was watercolour  Cheesy  Looks like oils!
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2012 06:56:37 PM »

Wowza - beautiful renderings!  You have some mad painting skills and quite the eye.  Those are too freaking awesome for words.  I hope you frame and hang those in your house.  Or sell them for a lot of money.
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2012 11:00:37 AM »

wowow!
i love this and i'll be coming back to look at it many times--it's that kind of art!
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2012 12:10:08 PM »

This is so incredibly lifelike. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2012 02:03:20 PM »

What..? How...?

Your skills made me speechless. Respect! I never had patience to watercolours...

As a former architect student I choose to ignore the comment about all-nighters. Had my share of them for a lifetime... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2012 06:56:41 PM »

I thought I'd had my share too allis, but now that I'm in grad school?  Sigh, it doesn't end.  Teaching a full course load, doing work for shows AND working on a thesis kind of takes up all of my day (and night).

Thanks guys!  I'm flattered!
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012 01:48:20 PM »

Incredible!
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2012 04:12:14 PM »

Amazing! It is so lifelike and photorealistic, all of the time spent really shows. You have a great eye for detail!
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I absolutely love this!
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012 08:36:52 AM »

Wow! That's watercolor?! From the home page, I thought it was an oil painting. And you did this while teaching a full course load. I bow to you time-managing skills.

Ha!  More like lack-of-sleep skills.....I'm getting too old for all-nighters!  Still, at least now when my students whine that they don't have enough time to finish I project I can point to this.  I started it when I gave my students their assignment and I finished it 1 1/2 weeks before their assignment was due.  I love my job, but I find it shocking how many students don't have the drive to spend time on their work.

I get your point...a lot of kids have it too easy and don't like to put effort into life! I don't want to pick on anyone but it is good to prove a point like you have...where there is a will, there is a way! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent in the process! I find I do a lot of my best work when I have a drive or deadline (or point to prove as in your case lol!)
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« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2012 07:37:03 AM »

Love, love, love. It's stunning Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2012 09:36:48 AM »

Amazing...Feels like you're right there.
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2012 12:13:58 PM »

Amazing! Such detail. And watercolor takes such patience. Great job.
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Amazing! wish I could do that with a paint brush
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2012 07:05:58 AM »

This is beautiful! It makes me so happy.
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