Monday, November 19, 2012

Art and The Things You Love

"Your art is to be the praise of something that you love." John Ruskin
Here are three small watercolors of mine painted within the last 2-3 years and are of things that I love; the ocean, a Paris street scene, and a country cottage. I know that I'm not a very good painter, but I derive an extreme amount of pleasure from trying to capture with paint and paper the world I see.

13 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness! I wish that I could be a 'not very good' painter like you! I especially love the Paris scene. Gorgeous!

debbie bailey said...

Ah, thanks! I like that one, too. I'd like doing more of that type. I have plenty of European street scenes in photographs. I just need to sit down and try to translate them into watercolors. The Paris street scene is only a 5x7. To me, little is easier. I might try one bigger though as my confidence level goes up, as I hope it does!

Angela said...

I love all three!

debbie bailey said...

Thanks, Angie!

M.K. said...

I like these very much, Debbie -- especially the third one. What a lovely, peaceful scene! I love Paris too, and the colors you choose are perfect. Watercolor is so hard, and you do it beautifully!

debbie bailey said...

Thanks, MK!

Katy Sharpe Sammons said...

You need to paint more! You have great natural potential! I love the Paris one.

debbie bailey said...

Wow, Katy! That means a lot coming from you. Thanks!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

These are wonderful, Debbie. Would love to see more!

xofrances

Gumbo Lily said...

I like these very much. In fact, as I was looking at them, I thought they might be by artists you were sharing. Ah yes, YOU are the artist! Beautiful work.

debbie bailey said...

Thanks so much, Frances and Jody. Y'all are encouraging me to paint more!

grannimcd said...

LOVE your art.

debbie bailey said...

Thanks, Linda.