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Monday, March 24, 2014

Gardens & Parks, Statue in the Garden, by Joan Tavolott

I didn't get out to a park or a garden today, so I browsed through some of my photos to use as a reference. This was done from a photo taken in April at Johnstown Castle, Wexford County, Ireland when we were there last year. There was a wonderful sculpture garden on the grounds.


The statue was sketched with a water-soluble graphite pencil and then I added watercolors to get the shading on the stone.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting and such a sweet face on the statue. Water soluble graphite - I learn about a new product every day.

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  2. I love the soft graphite to this painting Joan :-)

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  3. Hi Joan. Love the softness of this piece. Beautiful.

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  4. Beautifully done Joan. Your statue woman looks quite real to me. The floral side is a nice colorful contrast.

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  5. Thanks, everyone! It was fun to work from one of my Ireland photos.

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  6. Water soluble graphite pencils are a new thing to me. But the result is very soft. Beautifully done, Joan!

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  7. Thanks, Sirkka. The water-soluble graphite gives a nice grey wash when you add water. It is similar to a watercolor pencil but looks more like pencil lead.

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  8. Stunning..very beautiful...dreamy and ethereal...pure poetry!!

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  9. She's lovely! I love garden statuary!

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