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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Big brush, quick painting...



Schilderen met een grote kwast is leuk om te doen en een goede oefening.
Ik moest denken aan de uitdrukking: "Grote stappen, snel thuis".

Het schilderij van de vissen is losjes gebaseerd op een foto van Ruth Archer op Paint My Photo.

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Painting with a big brush is fun and a good exercise. 
I was reminded of the Dutch expression: "Take big steps, get home quickly".

The fish painting is loosely based on a photo by Ruth Archer on Paint My Photo.

37 comments:

renate said...

He Judy:) Wow, heb je die helemaal met een grote kwast geschilderd? Geweldig!

Tito said...

Hi Judy, I think that both paintings are beautiful, but the first one, with the fishes, is my favourite. I like the composition and the looseness of the brushstrokes. Ciao!

art by Renske said...

Schitterend, ze liggen klaar om gegrild te worden. Zo mooi liggen ze erbij. Prachtig dat dat met een grote kwast is gemaakt.

En de berkenbomen zijn ook erg mooi gemaakt.

Blaga said...

Both are so loose and luminous! You are right, painting with a big brush is a great exercise as it prevents you from fiddling and forces you to simplify the subject and paint very loosely.

cathyswatercolors said...

Beautiful paintings, love the loose trees.

John Simlett said...

Two great paintings - I like them both. The first one reminds me of the fish market at Roermond!

Elvi said...

Belli, ma mi è piaciuto di più il secondo. Elvi

Daniele said...

Ciao Judy, sono Daniele, ho trovato
il tuo blog tramite Tito,
sto visitandoti perche' mi piace molto il tuo modo di lavorare, complimenti per i tuoi acquerelli,
seguiro'i tuoi lavori.
P.s: scusami se ti scrivo in italiano.

JANE MINTER said...

great quick paintings judy

Tina Moriano said...

Pues has conseguido unos resultados fantásticos con ese pincel. Me gusta mucho el trazo tan suelto y el uso de los colores!

Sproet said...

Geweldig knap en mooi, dat je DIT met een grote kwast weet te maken! Onvoorstelbaar!

Anns Art said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for the mention, that is such a nice compliment. Your paintings are great, I like using big brushes too. Hope you have had a good weekend....ann.

fados do lar said...


big brush, amazing work :D
i adore the way you mix the colors while they are still wet! love it!

Sharon Whitley said...

great paintings - I love birches and love the fish and recognised it straight away as Ruths photo as I painted it too a few weeks ago! I need to get bigger brushes out too!

Rosa Viñas said...

Me gustan mucho las dos acuarelas pero la de los peces es preciosa es mi preferida de las dos.

Un saludo

Judy said...

Dankjewel Renate en Renske!

Thank you Tito, Blaga, Cathy, John, Elvi!

Welcome to my blog, Daniele! I am following your blog now too, your paintings are beautiful!

Thank you Jane, muchas gracias Tina, dankjewel Hermien!

Thank you Ann, and you are very welcome! You know I like your approach very much!

Thank you Fados, muchas gracias Rosa!

Thank you Sharon! I had the ref photo of the fish lying around for some time. It is such a nice subject, very suitable for painting in a loose way.

Mari Jose Molina said...

wonderful job Judy! i love the trees.. and these one are beautiful.
Hugs!

INA JACOBSEN said...

Los dos son preciosos, mi favorito es el de los abedules. Saludos

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your fish and great looking Birches. Have a good start to your week!

Judith Farnworth Art said...

Hi Judy... I recognise the painting too, and also feel happier with a big brush than any other. I treated myself to a size 12 sable just after xmas and am loving it and it is becoming my brush of choice for almost everything as it has such wonderful point

Cora said...

Beide schilderijen zijn heel mooi. Maar ik vind de vissen prachtiger.Het is los geschilderd en de kleuren zijn zacht en geweldig.

Catharina Engberg said...

Is it herrings? Perfect glanz! Like it alot. And the birches are lovely. My favourite tree on watercolour. See you!

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola JUDY. Hermosas las dos acuarelas, la de los peces me encanta la sutileza de tonos. Felicitaciones!!!

Lydie said...

"It is my fresh fish!" Oh they are beautiful. thank you for the links and I expect other birches ;)

Judy said...

Thank you Mari Jose, Ina, Cynthia, Judith, Cora, Catharina, Mercedes, Lydie!

Judith, I know it was one of the ref pictures of the loose painting group of PMP. You pick great photos!

Pat said...

the what the heck approach has produced a fabulous painting! Bravo!

Sandra Busby said...

It really is wonderful how you have captured those fish and their sparkly skin with such expressive strokes. Wonderful! :0)

Betty said...

beautiful - as always - you have captured the subject perfectly. Betty

Sonia Aguiar said...

¡Estupenda acuarela! A veces pintar demasiados detalles no proporciona mejores resultados :) Saludos.

RH Carpenter said...

Fish are in the air! A few artists are now doing fish - they are fun and creative and can be so colorful, too. I like these.

KonstantinaP said...

I was at Ann's blog just now and I saw the beautiful result of the what-the-heck technique and now I see your gorgeous paintings out of the same technique... so I'm thinking, what the heck maybe I'll give it a try..? :)
Warm regards.

Laura Moore said...

Love the fish and the birches Judy. Lovely loose passages in both. Ruth is a fabulous photographer and has some really beautiful pieces in her portfolio on PMP. I'm glad you found her work.

Rita Vaselli said...

Upon returning from my travel I take my visits on the blog friends!
How much freshness in your watercolor, Judy!
I love both, but the fishes are superb!

Judy said...

Thank you Pat, Sandra, Betty, Sonia, Rhonda, Konstantina, Laura, Rita!

Rhonda, I think a few challenges had a ref picture of fish. Great subject!

Konstantina, why don't you have a try yourself at this what the heck approach! :)

Laura, it is a great ref. I'll have a look at other photos by Ruth.

Hi Rita, I'll visit your blog next.

DEKAKADO said...

Wat ben jij toch een goede aquarellist. Wow! Groetjes, Marleen.

Judy said...

Dankjewel Marleen!

Anamaria do Val said...

I love this big step, Judy!!! You're good with a big brush too!