Sunday, March 27, 2011

Big Bird

Big Bird
Big Bird
Big Bird
Largest one I've painted yet. Watercolor on 640 grs. Aquarelle Arches paper.
22" x 32" One of the most luxurious papers I've ever used. Largest one I've painted yet. Watercolor on 640 grs. Aquarelle Arches paper. 22" x 32" One of the most luxurious papers I've ever used. The company has been around for over 500 years!
I can't believe I had never used it before.

51 Lovely Comments:

Blogger tinajo said...

Looks just great! :-)

3/27/2011 12:40 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Your drawing is just wonderful! So detailed. Wish I could watch the process as you paint it. Better still, wish I could do something like this!

3/27/2011 12:52 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I love seeing the step-by-step progress as you work on a painting. It's just fascinating to me. Thank you for sharing the painting as it is created.

3/27/2011 1:28 PM  
Anonymous yulia said...

That's the paper we used in my watercolor class last semester. It's absolutely wonderful.

3/27/2011 1:29 PM  
Blogger dutch sisters said...

It's going to be fabulous in big!

3/27/2011 1:39 PM  
Blogger MB Shaw said...

This is lovely. Can't wait to see it progress.

3/27/2011 1:50 PM  
Blogger Mia said...

I love it!!

3/27/2011 1:55 PM  
Blogger Marcia said...

Hey! I really like your beautiful birds! Two questions for you: Do you use frisket or masking fluid on the edges of your birds? and Do you find that the paper buckles more with the very large size?

3/27/2011 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Nelle said...

Wow, its beautiful and I love seeing your process! I'm excited to see this develop, please keep us posted :)

3/27/2011 2:06 PM  
Blogger olive said...

Turbo looks really interested.... now if you said'walk' he'd be up like a shot!!!! loving the drawing/painting. hugsxx

3/27/2011 2:24 PM  
Blogger TIKA said...

ythersBest artist needs best paper!

3/27/2011 2:32 PM  
Blogger Kristin Shields said...

Beautiful! I've been looking for a watercolor set like this one. What brand is that?

3/27/2011 2:36 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Good to see Turbo is doing his daily doguing exercises!

xx Felicity

3/27/2011 3:51 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

How fine. Your beautiful work deserves the best paper!

3/27/2011 4:36 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Nice! I like it. :)

3/27/2011 4:38 PM  
Blogger radmegan said...

Your posts are always so beautiful!

:) Thank you for the endless stream of color and inspiration!


3/27/2011 7:05 PM  
Blogger tiel said...

Geninne, Arches is just a wonderful fine art paper product. You won't go back to anything inferior.

great to see your work still shining.

3/27/2011 10:06 PM  
Blogger med nål och tråd said...

Those lines and colors... beautiful!

3/27/2011 10:14 PM  
Blogger Jaz said...

I agree - beautiful line work and the yellowey colour is devine!

3/27/2011 11:44 PM  
Blogger The Curious Cat said...

Really beautiful - and very steady hand! xxx

3/28/2011 3:36 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Dear Gennine,

I love seeing your art. I can't wait to get to my studio today. You are an inspiration. love, Beth

3/28/2011 5:25 AM  
Blogger jenny said...

oh im so glad that i stumbled over your blog because this might be the most beautiful blog and drawings i´ve ever seen!
you bring so much inspiration!!

XX jenny

3/28/2011 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Jhoanna's craft said...

love looking at your so excited to see that big bird inspire me=)

3/28/2011 6:13 AM  
Blogger Noga said...

Wonderful! I love your paintings! So vivid! I invite you to visit my blog and see my fabric birds..

3/28/2011 7:37 AM  
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3/28/2011 7:43 AM  
Blogger Angela Deal Meanix said...

Oops had some typos in that last one:) This is soooo beautiful! It is luxurious ... I use Arches and love the weight of it and durability. I like the blocks. I think it's made of cotton rag so is actually a fabric ... which is kind of amazing. The yellow and grayish green on this bird are so harmonious. Love your attention to detail!

3/28/2011 7:49 AM  
Blogger Merce said...

Hi, precioso! tengo que recuperar mi caja de acuarelas, eres todo inspiración !!!

3/28/2011 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Swaathi said...

Wow !! That's HUGE !! I wonder how you drew so perfectly - with all the details... Amazing - :) I really admire you more each day !! :)

3/28/2011 8:51 AM  
Blogger Was'n das? said...

I love your drawings, really great!

3/28/2011 9:50 AM  
Blogger dls said...

Beautiful..... also love seeing your paints and the darling Turbo in your photos!

3/28/2011 10:06 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

it looks so cheerful and warm already
can you ask that birdie to bring some warm rays of sunshine this way

3/28/2011 10:17 AM  
Blogger Rocio said...

Es increible a luz que tienen siempre estos pájaros en sus ojos ¿cómo lo haces?

3/28/2011 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Maren said...

It is a great paper isn't it Geninne, I have used it for years and it is probably the only one that can stand up to the abuse I put paper through. The 300lb (640grs) hot press is the one I use. I get it from Daniel Smith and it is much less expensive there.
your painting is going to be wonderful.
cheers and hello from Burgess, by the way he tried to bath in a glass of milk the other day, too funny.

3/28/2011 3:48 PM  
Blogger Fran said...

I love Arches paper, my Grandma introduced me to it recently. It is quite pricey in Australia, but so worth it!

3/28/2011 4:15 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

oh yes- what is that paint set? i have yet to find one like this and I can't make out the brand...

3/28/2011 7:00 PM  
OpenID deboraheileenburrow said...

What a beauty! Look forward to seeing it all finished :)
I use Arches paper for professional paintings. Its so awesome, consistent and reliable.

3/29/2011 4:14 AM  
Blogger Anne Marie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Me encanta!

...y no esta ni siquiera acabado.

3/30/2011 7:18 AM  
Blogger Mdmslle. said...

How amazing!!! This is so beautiful!

3/31/2011 3:22 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Your shading is so divine.

4/01/2011 10:32 PM  
Anonymous stella said...

ah i finally made out the watercolour brand, its schmincke's isn't it.Lovely works!

4/08/2011 1:33 AM  
Blogger Lily said...

I just found your blog and wanted to say that your works are gorgeous! I love your style! Definitely following you :)
Have a wonderful day!

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Wow, this is going to be amazing!

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