Lauren Maurer Artworks

January 5, 2010

Original Watercolor Painting – Autumn Marsh

Filed under: lowcountry, marsh, watercolor painting — laurenmaurerartworks @ 5:08 pm

I hope everyone’s 2010 is off to a great start! I’ve spent the first little bit painting painting painting! My vacation was a break from everything, including my art, so couldn’t wait to get started and have been at it ever since. I finished this painting of South Carolina’s lowcountry. I took the photo for this painting on my Thanksgiving trip to Edisto Beach.
11×14 watercolor on 140 lb cold press … click here to purchase!
I have been using my brand new palette that Santa brought me! (thank you, Brynne!) I love it-  but I was not sure how to get the old watercolor paint out of my old plaette to reuse in this one! After googling for some help, and not finding any, I remembered that you can put candles in the freezer to get them out of their containers, so I thought I’d give it a try. And it worked! Any other suggestions?
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14 Comments »

  1. Hi Lauren. Happy 2010 to you, too! Your Autumn Marsh is really beautiful and I have a heightened respect and admiration for watercolorists (is that the term?). :-)I received some watercolors as a present last month and have been trying (failing) to make a "presentable" water color painting. If I could, I'd shoot my water colors to put them out of THEIR misery! :-)Thanks for the inspiration to keep on trying. (I should probably stick with my oils.)Ken B.

    Comment by Avocaken — January 5, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

  2. Ah, you do a great job in oils, Ken! And I'm sure your watercolor paintings are beautiful, too! Happy New Year and thanks for the sweet comment!

    Comment by Lauren Maurer — January 5, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

  3. This is a beautifully strong painting Lauren. I like watching your increasing growth in technical skill and subject matter. Just lovely.

    Comment by Cathyann — January 5, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

  4. There you go again. Just blowing me away with your talent! This is beautiful Lauren!

    Comment by Gina Lee Kim — January 5, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

  5. Fantastic marsh painting! There is just about the Edisto Marshes that calm the soul. Thanks for reminding how beautiful Edisto can be.Cal Griffinhttp://www.MyEdistoRealEstateBlog.comhttp://www.CalGriffin.com

    Comment by Edisto Cal Griffin — January 5, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

  6. it looks like you're starting off the new year with a bang…..your watercolor is gorgeous, lauren!! and that's a great idea to put your palette in the freezer (and i hope you grabbed an ice cream sandwich while you were in there!)! hugs, :))

    Comment by lori vliegen — January 5, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

  7. Thanks everybody! Lori, how could I not?? =0) Cathyann, I appreciate you noticing! Cal, thanks for the comment and Gina! You are so sweet!

    Comment by Lauren Maurer — January 6, 2010 @ 1:32 am

  8. Beautiful work, Lauren!

    Comment by Kerri Settle — January 6, 2010 @ 7:36 am

  9. Very beautiful and very tranquil, Lauren. Happy New Year!

    Comment by Edward Burton — January 7, 2010 @ 12:58 am

  10. This is beautiful, Lauren – the colors are lovely!

    Comment by Connie — January 8, 2010 @ 4:35 am

  11. Oh wow, this is really gorgeous Lauren! Nice work : )

    Comment by rachelsstudio.com — January 10, 2010 @ 1:59 am

  12. This is lovely Lauren with a great sense of the light…looks like 2010 will be a great year for you!

    Comment by Dana Cooper Fine Art — January 11, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

  13. Hi Lauren. I haven't been by for a while, but it looks like you have been busy. This is a marvelous watercolor…and the seashells are captivating. Have a great new year, and stop by and visit sometime.

    Comment by James Parker — January 13, 2010 @ 9:18 am

  14. I love this painting – keep up the good work!

    Comment by Dave Linder — January 25, 2010 @ 10:10 pm


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