Friday, 16 September 2011

The Value of Strong Values


Watercolour 21 x 15 cms


The richness of the values in this beautiful postcard from Cathy Gatland is a fantastic demonstration of the power of deep, contrasting values in watercolour. The painting pops right off the card. The beautiful detail of the Sparaxis on the reverse side is stunning. A real prize! Thank you so much, Cathy.

14 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wow! Or should I say Zap! That postcard fair leaps off the page at me. It just goes to show why paintings with strong values and saturated colours win prizes!

Well done Cathy - and lucky Robyn!

Liz Steel said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!

Charlene Brown said...

What a wonderful, want-to-be-there painting of a glorious day in South Africa!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Beautiful!!! Love those reds!

Bella said...

What a clever piece of work - stunning results

Alison Staite said...

Oh wow! This absolutely sings!

Bridget Hunter said...

I love the way Cathy has portrayed the chairs and table - its a stunning postcard of an intimate scene.

Albrecht Rissler said...

Wunderschoen!

Desiree said...

Lucky Robyn, wow, I love this card, one of my favorites so far fo sure!!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Thank you everybody for your nice remarks!

Felicity said...

Wow is right - this is stunning! Fabulous colours and such a lovely relaxing scene.

vivien said...

that light is pure drama - beautiful!

Pat said...

Wow, Wow! Stunning. I am repeating others but that is what needs to be said.....again....

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Cathy, by the time you get this comment...you will be basking in this corner in the shade, seeing that summer is on your doorstep! I have high hopes of seeing this spot some day for myself..it is simply too beautiful to be true! You have outdone yourself with this scene...painted it perfectly with so much atmosphere and wonderful technique..brava!
Marília

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