Duluth City Hall painted plein air during #duluthfallfestival. Used only three colors: Perrinone Orange, French Ultramarine and Viridian.
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“Lake Petit Summer Storm,” available. This incredible storm cloud lasted just a few seconds before it was gone and the bottom dropped out into rain showers. Thank you to @davidpeagler who gave me the heads up about the beautiful cloud formations.
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“Room with a View,” #8×10 watercolor.
This is the second #pleinair painting I did at the same location in #blueridge. Instead of facing the church, I tuned around to see this beautiful valley nestled into the mountains.
I like to think those two graves are a couple, hand in hand, enjoying the view from hill.
Part of the #BRAA exhibit showing through early Oct.
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SOLD! “A Little Piece of Heaven” sold for full price the first day of the #BRAA silent auction. Swipe to see the value study I did before the final painting. #watercolorpainting #landscapepainting #mariapeagler #blueridge #pleinair
My watercolor was purchased right off the easel as I painted at #jeepfest2018 on #Jasper, GA. A great day for a great cause. #watercolorpainting #landscapepainting #mariapeagler #jeep #offroad
This was the scene as my husband and I pulled out kayaks out of the lake at dusk. We love to kayak together: he fishes, I paint. So we can be together, yet separate, each enjoying our own passion.
The lake was quiet, and the clouds reflected on it as we left. A perfect painting subject.
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“Greatest Show on Earth” This was the sky before sunset on July 4th. We were out with friends waiting for the fireworks, but this was the real show. #watercolorpainting #landscapepainting #bigcanoe #mariapeagler
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“Cooling Off” This is a favorite place for adults and kids to step back in time and slide down the cool falls in North Georgia.
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Lake Disharoon At Dawn. Another quiet place in #BigCanoe, perfect for watching the sunrise. I painted this scene about 20 times before I got the light effect I wanted.
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$127, 8×10″ watercolor painting on archival Fabriano 140lb hot-pressed paper
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I spent a lot of time composing this painting. It’s from a photograph of a farm with two barns, a truck, and the hay bales. The photo was a far away shot and in landscape format.
I was immediately drawn to the lines of the two barns where they intersected the hay bales. I played up the contrast there and made it the center of interest in the composition.
The tree on the right was my own addition, a little artistic license to keep you in the painting.
I used a split-complementary color scheme here of blue, red-orange and yellow-orange, with a little red-violet thrown in for accent.
I’ve been helping a friend who is struggling a bit with watercolor, and my advice was to learn to let the watercolor do the work. As Keiko Tanabe says, “you’re a team.” I let the colors mingle on the paper and granulate in the upper barn roof.
Those colors are my “secret recipe.” I use a Daniel Smith pigment that I’ve never heard of anyone else using, and I discovered it by accident. But it’s now my favorite, and I work it into as many paintings as possible.
I adore the way this turned out. This is my style: bold color and lots of drama.
The exercise was from Brienne M. Brown’s class on Composition over at OpenStudioOnline.com.