Monday, November 15, 2010

The End Product and a Big Thank You



It still has to be matted and framed, but this was how it ended at 5 PM yesterday afternoon.  We still had a three hour drive home and I was pooped when I pulled in the drive.  I want to give very special thanks to the encouragement I received from my blogging friends.  I read your kind comments yesterday morning before heading back to class and the boost of encouragement was just so very special.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



There is so much to learn, but I am very excited about this medium.  I had always thought watercolors had to be pale and light... Soon Y Warren is the Caravaggio of watercolor.  Well, not the dark, darkness of Caravaggio, but you get the idea.  She sees watercolor as a vibrant medium.  I love it!! 

Again, I thank my encouragers!  XOXOXOXO

30 comments:

podso said...

simply wow! It looks great! You must do more ...

Jill said...

You did a wonderful piece! BRAVO! I am so impressed with this art!

Vickie said...

Again, Tanna - you did an absolutely beautiful job!!! It needs matting and framing and putting up in a special place in your home!

You keep this up! If you're just a beginner, then the rest of the art world better LOOK OUT!

From the Kitchen said...

Words escape me! I love it! And the fact that this was your first class is even more impressive. I love Caravaggio--even his darkness intrigues me. Your success is enticing me to try my hand at watercolor. However, I know that one has to have some talent and I don't think I do.

Kudos!!

Best,
Bonnie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, that is gorgeous. I am quite impressed!! You drive three hours to go do this and three back? Wow!

Christine said...

It's found a Home!
The finished piece is beautiful. And I mean b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

Kristen White said...

Absolutely beautiful...love the colors!
Kristen

nanny said...

UNREAL!!! Your first time and you achieve perfection! It is simply gorgeous!!! The colors are wonderful.

Susan said...

This is so beautiful, and I have a prediction. Your piece of art will be often over in the will!!!!

Laura said...

It is sooooo beautiful!!!

Julie Harward said...

WOW...it looks perfect already in that spot! Way to go! ;D

Chatty Crone said...

I love it and it is perfect where it is at. And you were worried???

sandie

WhatKarenSees said...

Oh my, this is beautiful and what a talented lady you are!!! This will be so awesome framed.

Lauri said...

Beautiful, and it will look awesome in a special place in your home! Great job! I am envious of your patience. No way would I ever even attempt it! :-)

Katherine said...

What a great job Tanna! I love it. You are one talented woman! :)

Amanda said...

If you hung that painting in the local art gallery in town and then asked everyone who saw it, "How many years of experience do you think this artist has?", there wouldn't be one person to say, "None." This is amazing for anyone, but especially someone who had never picked up a watercolor brush before. I have a feeling that this painting is symbolic of many life lessons - all captured in one very long, very full weekend. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Sometimes the teacher checks in on the student even if the student isn't ready for a lesson. =) Can't wait to hear the stories this painting has to tell.

It's Just Dottie said...

Just beautiful!! You are an artist!
Hugs. Dottie

Along A Widowed Road said...

Read the post the other day showing your friend at the art class and waited in anticipation for the finished product on your end, and I'm sitting here in awe...jaw dropping awe of the beauty in this picture. You've inspired me to go do something creative today.
Thank you for sharing!

God bless your day,
Viola of www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

skye said...

Absolutely stunning!!! An incredible work of art & it looks perfect in its new spot!
You have a great gift!

Tara said...

Oh my goodness girl! That is gorgeous. The reason my art is therapy is because it is just piddly messin around. I have tried water color and I too was very stressed. It isn't as easy as it looks. So proud of you for sticking with it and creating such a beautiful painting.
hugs,
tara

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Wow! This turned out amazing. I can't believe this is your first time to work in watercolor...it usually takes a long time to get a feel for the medium. I agree totally that people think it's a light colored swoosh of a medium but as you've shown it can be very vivid. I always enjoyed doing water color like this an surprising people with how bright they can be.

You did a beyond fabulous job. Can't wait to see it framed.

Diana said...

Yes....Bravo to you!!! You did an awesome job, my friend.

Artist Terri Smith said...

See what happens Tanna when I take to my sick~bed..YOU go off and become an ARTIST! YAY!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR FIRST PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!! This is incredible!!!!

I have to confess that Watercolor is a very difficult medium for me..and you seemed to have walked through the entire process flawlessly. I'm sooooo veryyyy proud of you my friend!

And thanks so much for dropping over my place and leaving such sweet words. I've been dealing with a sinus~infection but today I'm feeling on top of the world! Seeing your wonderful watercolor piece simply made my whole day! :)) Truly Tanna..it's lovely..Absolutely Lovely!

Hugs of Love & Friendship, Terri

Dana said...

I think it turned out great. Like Lauri, I don't think I'd have the patience for a piece like that. Lots of beautiful detail! Can't wait to see what you do next!!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL, WOW, I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS! YOU GO GIRL!
MKS

smith kaich jones said...

It is GORGEOUS!! GORGEOUS!!!! And don't you feel good?

:) Debi

Janean said...

shut the front door!!! tanna, you cannot be a novice. no. way.

absolutely beautiful....

jennaseverythingblog said...

Oh my gosh!! First, I can't believe this is a watercolor--you're right, the depth is so surprising since I thought watercolors were always very 'light.' You did a gorgeous job! You must be so proud of your beautiful work, especially being a novice. It looks like the work of a well-seasoned painter to me.

Deb said...

wow you did a great job...

Theresa said...

Stunning! So enjoyed reading about your process too.

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