Saturday, December 27, 2014

Painting Fast

Corfu, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Maliovitsa, watercolor 30 x 23 cm
The free time over the holidays helped me find some peace of mind for painting. These two are influenced by Roy Simmons' little book on Loose Watercolor, which I found so inspiring, I had to grab the brushes and do some quick paintings. The first one is a view of the city of Corfu from the water. The second is in the Bulgarian Rila mountains. I have painted this view before, with much fussing and fiddling. Now I finished it in about 30 minutes and I like this one much better.

7 comments:

Lydie said...

Un exercice qui t'apporte beaucoup de spontanéité dans ta peinture, les lavis sont moins travaillés et gagne en beauté. Je préfère aussi cette version.

Judy said...

Yes, very beautiful, Blaga!

Mercedes Ares said...

Muy bonitas las dos obras, seguramente las más espontáneas lucen más en acuarela. Muchas Felicidades y Un Año nuevo lleno de hermosos proyectos!!!

Jean Lurssen said...
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Jean Lurssen said...

Well done Blaga. The hardest thing is trying to stay loose. I struggle with that every time I paint. Happy New Year to you.

Rita Vaselli said...

Loose watercolor painting emphasizes the fluidity of the medium and freshness.
A practice very important that you,dear Blaga, manage so well today as yesterday, in many your painting, that I admired over time, since we are close in blogland so long.
Happy New Year and HAPPY painting!!!

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga, both are lovely. I like the first one more. Yes, speedy brsuh movement is the key for a loose style. I have no doubt soon you'll be a master. Best wishes, Sadami