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15 Jul 2012

Fontanka river



Fast watercolors go right for me, 'cos I'm in time to catch my feelings of this place and this moment. I'd love to be a master of "veduta" as Francesco Guardi and Canaletto, but it's not only my lack of knack that doesn't allow me to be one -- firstly it's my inability to keep a moment with all these details for a long time. So just a quick picture - but this way I can preserve the world at that particular point when I see it.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Erica, fantastic job...looks good to me :D

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  2. Gorgeous piece...love the color, beautiful washes!

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  3. looks great! i love that you can work so quickly and create such beauty!

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  4. This is a lovely watercolour!

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  5. love your street and people sketches!

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  6. Hello Erica:) Very nicely done! Great details. Love it!

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  7. I like it...I like the balance of heights of buildings down to car...well done.

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  8. i'm so completely envious of people who can quickly capture such beautiful scenes. I labor over them and rework them to the point where they're not even recognizable. the soft watercolors create such a lovely, personal feel!

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  9. Another wonderful painting. I LOVE the style of your buildings and cars. :)

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  10. I love this painting, The details are stunning. Wow!

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  11. Painting is excellent ~ and going with your flow makes it so ~ Wonderful ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!

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  13. absolutely marvelous watercolour - love the colours - reminds me of my time spent travelling through europe :( wish to do it again though its been close to 20 years....

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  14. So sorry to be getting here so late but we finally had some sun so we made the most of it while it lasted.... and glad I finally got here and scrolled back and caught up on your last few postt as well.. just gorgeous... I love your immediate line work and you do capture the moment beautifully... I think your style is wonderfully fresh and distinctive...xx

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  15. ur painting is amazing! so much detail, so many colours, such a clear scene! it's really admirable!

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  16. Alicia, Tracey and Mannika -- thanks a lot

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  17. Вот ты зачем уехала в Питер.. :)
    Молодца!

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    1. в том числе. приезжай ко мне

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