Thursday, March 02, 2006

Old School

When I was in colllege I took a watercolors course mainly because I needed another credit. To be honest, my impression of watercolors up until that point consisted of hopelesly boring pastel landscapes and a kind of looming kincade-esque feeling of self-indulgence. Watercolors just seemed so pretty. And kitschy, like something to be hung over a fireplace. How wrong I was! I graduated from that class with not only a deep respect for an extremely frustrating, albeit liberating medium (when the paint starts to spread, there no stopping it) but also a collection of work that I felt completely satisfied with. What follows are a couple of examples:

Untitled, watercolor on arches, 2002


Untitled, watercolor on arches, 2002

The moral of this story? Watercolors: not just for kids and craft circles.

3 Comments:

Blogger Floating Soul said...

that top one...aka "Liza" equals my favorite piece you've ever made!

11:10 AM  
Blogger camera shy said...

love these pieces lara

11:15 PM  
Blogger lara said...

aww, thanks guys!

7:10 AM  

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