A Painting of a Victorian Woman

turtles watercolor paintings 016I collect watercolors of Victorian women. I have about 60 now. Most of them are framed and ready to hang but they are in a closet. I don’t have enough wall space to hang them. I have always been fascinated in them and how they were painted so small. I had an oval plaster frame I touched up and painted gold. It was the perfect size to do a miniature of a Victorian woman. I got as piece of cheap watercolor paper and drew a figure off. When I started to paint it sorta took a live of its own. Colors blended. The paper started peeling and rolled up and was a nightmare. I threw aside and got another good piece of paper. I drew it off in a sharp pencil and started using my tiny brushes. In a matter of minutes I had completed the  things. Turned out okay for my first.  When I got it home in the restored frame I dropped in on the concert floor and broke it in 4 places. I did glue it back together and put rubber bands around it, trying to salvage it.  Look for the penny. This one is small.turtles watercolor paintings 015frame Anne 002 V 1 turtles watercolor paintings 016


About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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