September 21, 2016

Blue Eyes


This watercolor bouquet is painted on old piece of Arches paper. In the summer of 2010 I was in USA participating in watercolor workshop by Janet and Steve Rogers. One day Janet taught us her way in romantic portraiture and seeing my complete helplessness in drawing human face, she did me a favor and drew the girl's face for me, so I could begin with watercoloring it.
That day I did not find the courage to ruin the beautiful sketch by Janet. I kept it for all those years. But the time has come. I did this bouquet, I added color to the face and made this combination look like the completed story.
Thank you, Janet for your inspiration through all these years.

13 comments:

  1. wonderful, what you've done here. i very much like the levels of image and the symbolism it suggests. if you are ever in the U.S. again, please let me know and i will do my best to visit you wherever you are.

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  2. Wow, Irina! I'm glad you worked up your courage to finish it. Lovely!

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  3. Beautiful painting and story.

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  4. Fabulous bouquet, love your 'courage' in painting with strong colors in watercolor .

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    1. Thank you Jane! I try my best to make watercolor look transparent and waterly, but never I succeed, too much earth and fire and no water in me.

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  5. It is a wonderful composition Irina! Some times fearlessness brings out the best from us. So glad you reworked on it now.

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    1. Thank you Parmaja, you are so kind and so right!

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  6. Hello Irina,
    Very beautiful paintings!
    A big hug

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  7. Hello Antonio! So glad to see you here! A big big hug!

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