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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

After Charles Reid...



Op de boekenmarkt heb ik laatst een boek van Charles Reid gekocht. En zo te zien ben ik er door beinvloed. Alleen, hij zou het zo veel beter doen dan ik.

On the bookfair I recently bought a book by Charles Reid. And by the looks of it, I seem to be influenced by him. Although, he would do it so much better.




22 comments:

Blaga said...

So pretty, with just enough hard edges to tell that these are pansies and wild flowers, but without painting any single one. Your style is more fluid, more watercolory (if I can make up a word), than Charles Reid's, and so, it's more to my taste. One can definitely learn so much from his books about hard and soft edges, about color mixing and brush-strokes. I personally like the most his books on figures and portraits.

Barbra Joan said...

Judy, very well done..
I have some of his earlier books and although I love the style, I tried and just couldn't get it..
He makes it look like he just splatters paint everywhere, and when finished .... voila ! its a painting.
I love your style as you have been working, and wouldn't change a thing.

Judy said...

Thank you Blaga. Oh yes, his figures are great. I also love his preliminary contour drawings.

Thank you Barbra Joan. He does make it look easy, doesn't he. I like to try new things, most of them turn out not worth showing here. But I learn a lot trying new ways.

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Judy fabulous watercolor that you have painted,   after yourself ....and years of fine art work ...
without detracting from the skill of Charles Reid,
you are Judy Barends.

Cathy Holtom said...

It's a lovely watercolour, maybe you'll write your own book one day!

Lorraine Brown said...

It is pretty, colorful and skillfully done. It's nice to get good results from studying a certain artist but in the end it is your own style and ability that shines through

Laura Moore said...

Really lovely Judy. I have one of his floral books too. I love his style but I think I love yours more. You have softer elements which I find more appealing.

ann @ studiohyde said...

I like watching his videos on Youtube Judy. How's about you do a video now - I know you could, it would be great to see how you go about your paintings :-)

Sadami said...

Really a beautiful work, Judy. It's your style.
I read, "Have your own colour," in a psychology article on art, identity more than 20yrs ago and my motto. Also, he discussed about why some people compare their works with others. Let us become ourselves fully.
Best wishes, Sadami

cathyswatercolors said...

You just keep getting better;if that's possible? Really great new painting.

Judy said...

Thank you Rita, Cathy, Lorraine, Laura, Ann, Sadami and Cathy!

Ann, hmmmm have to think about that, because I just dabble and hope for the best. Not sure that would make an instructive video. :)

Sandra Busby said...

Ooh, I have one of his books - he is wonderful isn't he? And inspiring! Your painting is beautiful! :0)

Studio at the Farm said...

I can definitely see his influence. :) I laughed when I saw this - recognized the style immediately. It certainly didn't take you long to get going with his book. :) :)
Judy, I really think you have done a super job!!
Kathryn XX

Beatriz Abel said...

Su trabajo es admirable, tan fresco y sutil, casi... tan lindo como el del genial C. Reid, cariños.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

It is breathtaking to see his artwork (youtube has many examples), looks so simple but impossible to copy. Your attempt to catch his style looks great to me, a new turn in your beautiful watercolor art.

hmuxo said...

This is so beautiful, Judy! Painting flowers with watercolors has to be so challenging.. this is absolutely gorgeous!

Tina Moriano said...

Siempre he admirado a Reid, me parece una acuarelista muy fresco con unos colores limpios. Y aunque no niego que todos estemos influenciados por grandes maestros yo tu pintura la encuentro un poco diferente, mas dulce, mas sutil . Bueno con todo esto lo que de verdad quiero decir es que me pareces una gran artista y que me gusta mucho tu obra. Un abrazo

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

This is gorgeous. you can give Mr. Reid a run for his money. :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Judy - this is beautiful. I think your style is just perfect. I have a book of Charles Reid's too. He makes it look easy but it certainly isn't. Hope you have a lovely week-end. Loved your white flowers too from your previous post. The centers really make the whites come out. Thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I will never be a second Charles Reid, but will certainly be the only Judy Barends! :)

Dana Konings said...

THIS is really good! Such a palette, such control over the watercolor, never seen anything like it Judy, great!

Hanneke said...

Heel mooi Judy!