Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The shed


One more of the paintings I did on the island up north, the shed between our house and the neighbor´s. The grid pattern was painted using some kind of grating I found in the shed, don´t know what it´s been used for, I just thought it made a cool pattern. The surface was first printed with some old piece of wood, as I´ve shown in an earlier post, hence the uneven background behind the pattern.

20 x 20 cm, pencil and watercolours on 300 gsm (140 lb) watercolour paper (Arches or Saunders Waterford, can´t remember which...)

9 comments:

africantapestry said...

Love your shed Nina...as I love all your work. such a rich burgundy red. Beautiful!
ronell

Mona said...

The colors are great and your artwork is lovely. Thanks for sharing the wood printing tip - I will give it a try. I am always having a hard time painting greenery.
Mona

nanke's stuff said...

What a lovely painting! The pattern on the right is a very nice addition and balances the colors in the shed perfectly. nancy

Virginia said...

I love what you are doing with the interesting printed textures. Great addition to the juicy, lovely watercolors.

Robyn said...

I've been loving all your holiday paintings, Nina but this one is a favourite. Brava.

kazumiwannabe said...

Love this page, so beautiful and well balanced! Always love looking at your work!

Deborah said...

This is so appealing to me. I could laze in the shade looking a this scene with some iced tea. Love the grid area, it adds a lot.

erna said...

you seems so happy to make thats sorts of experiences, I thinks that pleasure come to us like you feel it!!

seesue said...

Nina, I love how you managed to keep your foreground tree backlit. The added interest of the textured panel is delightful as well.