Monday, September 20, 2010

More Blue Ridge Series art cards

ACEO Blue Ridge Series III
2.5 x 3.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

ACEO Blue Ridge Series IV
2.5 x 3.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Have you ever noticed how practice with one media translates to another? I discovered this when going from drawing in colored pencil to painting in oil. All of that use of color in drawing helped my use of color in oils become somehow more freely intuitive. Then, while doing all of those oil paintings, I slowly loosened up with my application of paint and became more sure of where and when to lay down those strokes of color. Now I feel this same sense when working with watercolor. Trusting what I already know. It is something that does take time to practice, at least for me, there are no shortcuts. And at the same time I have come to the realization that it is the challenge that keeps me interested and wanting to do more.

Here are the next two, out of the six in my series, of art cards inspired by some of my favorite local scenes. The top one is a view found in a local park, and the bottom is from nearby Valle Crucis. They are both done with watercolor and a few touches of watercolor pencil.


Vicki Holdwick said...


Your paintings are so pleasing - such yummy color.

Keep 'em comin'


Lynn said...

Ann, these are like tiny, perfect jewels!

Cathy Holtom said...

These are really nice, I can imagine a little set of them framed :)



Alex said...

They are beautiful and very pleasing to the eyes =) Once could calm down easily just by looking at these

donna said...

Just wonderful! I am not sure how people get such detail in such a small space.

Unknown said...

Geez! You have to be fast to get a Ann Nemcosky piece!! (can't actually afford to buy anything, but I was curious how much you charge!) Excellent work; I understand why they sell so quickly!

Dan Kent said...

Very beautiful cards, love the bright colors and composition. So much in such a small space! I hope what you say about transferring mediums is true, since I am going to play a little more with acrylics. :)

Grace said...

These are gorgeous.

Lesley Purcell said...

I haven't posted a comment here for a while but I do keep popping by to admire your lovely work. Your landscapes are so serene. Thank you so much for sharing!


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