Dancing Curtains: Watercolor Wednesday

Cobalt Teal Blue once again, this time within the folds and patterns of the curtains as they dance in the autumn breeze.

Dancing Curtains Watercolor painting debiriley.com
Dancing Curtains

 

watercolors used:

cobalt teal blue,  perylene green,   permanent alizarin crimson,  gold gouache, white

 

 

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32 comments

  1. Great subject to paint, I don’t recall ever seeing curtains painted with watercolor. Has a somewhat abstract feeling to it which I love and the pattern work is amazing, that takes some serious skills to master with watercolor. It is a beautiful statement piece!

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    • hi Eva, John Singer Sargent I believe, has done curtains in his lovely, loose colorful and impressionist style as part of his paintings.
      Of course, I like His much better, LOL. Mr. Master of Watercolors.
      my curtains were quite hard edged and abstracted, but I’d just posted a Doorway and wanted to post something related to a window in watercolors – for Watercolor Wednesday 🙂
      Thank you Eva for your feedback, its a lovely comment!! cheers, Debi

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    • hi Carmel! Thank you! don’t you just love all the things perylene can do, its one of the only greens I actually can honestly recommend. Its fantastic and fun 🙂

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  2. Hello Debbie !! This is So Pretty !! .. Just had to comment , infact, captivating !!..I love curtains and for some reason I associate them with ” people !” .. And how they are dressed! But of course that is just my imagination( smile ) . 😊 I was wondering if acrylic colours can match or come close to the Watercolours? Buying from a tube is probably all,I can do for now, but your colours are so beautiful and radiant! And the way you weave them together is amazing !!.I welcome Watercolour Wednesdays: learning so much !!. Greetings from Joanne

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    • hi Joanne, many kind thanks, as always! I agree about the people, I could imagine people in gowns dancing about.
      Acrylics (can) come close mostly, but – the biggest dilemma – is they will be WAY too dark. so the artist must be ever so careful to constantly compare and keep the correct tonal values with every brushstroke.
      **** This is more critical, than getting the precise color match!!

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  3. Alizarin is such a great color that I find will so often will transform an image particularly when added as a final wash. Love it here peking out between the drapes. Happy Saturday ( or Sunday with you of course) 🙂

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