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Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Baby Watercolor

Yesterday I went see the Kent Bellows show at the Joslyn Art Museum here in Omaha. Kent died in 2005 at the age of 56, a tremendous loss to the art world. His work was extremely realistic with pencil seeming to be his preferred medium but he had works in acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media, watercolor and it was absolutely stunning.

So inspired by his carefully rendered paintings I decided to really blend the skin out on this baby which is not my usual method. I also stuck with mostly burnt umber and permanent rose to paint the skin because I wanted a subtle almost monochromatic look.  7 x 5 inches.

6 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, Kathy, really nice...and babies are so difficult to paint.

Mark said...

Beautiful work, Kathy.

the enigma said...

AMAZING work! Kathy, i have received the pumpkin print, thanks so much!! i'm so lucky. bless you for the generosity. ^_^

Theresa Rhodus said...

This is great! Who's baby? Wasn't Kent Bellows fantastic? I looked at just his work for two hours. I had to go home and take a nap cuz I had a headache from studying it so closely. I need new glasses too!

Lee said...

Gorgeous work, Kathy!

Art By Erika said...

Beautiful as always. I love your Santa too! And thanks for my print! Not sure if I ever had a chance to thank you - what beautiful quality print and art of course - it was my favorite! xox