Michele Clamp Art

Sunflowers

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Sunflowers. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11”x14”

After something clicking with the irises last week I thought I’d try my old nemesis - sunflowers. All that yellow can be overwhelming and it’s really hard to get the petals without them looking extremely rigid. In this case I think the balance between definition and looseness is just about right. One for the win column.

Sunflowers
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Beach and Boats

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Now this one I started last night and walked away half way through in disgust. I fully intended to put this in the ‘burn’ pile this morning. Looking at it afresh, however, I thought maybe there’s something worth rescuing. by the time I’d put in the boats I think it has redeemed itself

Irises

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Verdict?   I think it has something.   Too soon to tell.

Edit: Yes definitely something. Strange how it’s hard to tell immediately after finishing.

Irises
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Singing Beach

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Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11"x14"

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We went to Manchester-by-the-Sea last week and strolled down to singing beach.   The sun was strong and, post labor day,  only a few people were on the beach.   Was almost perfect and deserved a painting.    Annoyingly I got too involved with the foreground and overdid it.   But it definitely captures the day.

Pont de Besalu

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 Pont de Besalu. Michele Clamp watercolor.

Pont de Besalu. Michele Clamp watercolor.

Pont de Besalu
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11”x14”/16”x20” matted.

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No real reason for this one - it just took my fancy.   Fun and came out well. 

Penguins

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Penguins
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Very happy to paint these little chaps.   The contrast between the black and white and the sun on their feathers always cheers me up.

John Lovett Exercise - Landscape 3

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Rather a lacklustre performance today.    A very tricky photo and I got bogged down with too many greens.

The photo :

And Mr Lovett's version.

I rushed at this one somewhat and could definitely have benefitted from an initial value study.

John Lovett Exercise - Rocks

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Next John Lovett exercise.   A little lethargic with this one for some reason but my lack of interest managed to result in something pretty loose.

The original photo:

And Mr Lovett's version from the end of the book:

Very nice.   Simultaneously simpler and yet more detailed than mine.