Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Peppers with Zest
watercolor, 23" x 17"
Sarah Bent

I came across Sarah Bent's painting of a gerbera daisy in Watercolor Artist magazine's presentation of the Watermedia Showcase Competition award winners (February 2010) and was immediately drawn to her dramatic use of light and the sumptuous color in the flower, as well as to her wonderful sense of design. While she frequently paints floral or botanical subjects, she is equally at home with still-lifes, capturing the most humble fruits and vegetables in a way that reveals their unique properties -- whether translucent peppers or papery onions.

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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous - and I love the way the objects are imbued with light. Wonderful!

  2. The colours are fantastic and almost glow. Its beautiful.

  3. Beautiful saturated colors! I love it.

  4. Luscious color. Strong compositions...wow!

  5. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving your comments. Sarah's colorwork is quite eye-popping, isn't it?

  6. Beautiful work! Love your use of color.

  7. Oh!

    The colors on Sarah's fruits and vegetables are SO vibrant!

    Love it!


  8. Hi Chris, thought I left a comment! Love the graphic lines and rhythm, but especially the glow! Beautiful work.

  9. Thanks, Judy, Dean, and Guy!! I can't get over those peppers -- they seem almost lighted from within. Glad you like Sarah's work.

  10. A big thank you to everyone who's left such kind and encouraging comments about my work! I really appreciate it.


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