This painting is a juxtaposition of color and mood.  The mood of the painting is one of calm while the colors of the main subject are bright and bold.  This scene is from the Gulf Coast and the water had a gray/green tinge due to the sky being slightly overcast.  There was still enough sunlight to light the little boy in this fanciful scene.

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Lorraine Watry

About Lorraine Watry

Once Lorraine picked up a watercolor brush she never put it down and is now in her 16th year as a watercolor artist.

Lorraine's watercolor style, colorfully idealized realism, is often a surprise to many viewers who think of watercolor as loose and soft.  Not only does she still love watercolor, she loves to teach and demonstrate, as well.
Lorraine has had paintings juried into many national and international watercolor exhibitions and is an award winner.  In August of 2008 her painting "Victoria Giant Waterlilies" was juried into the National Watercolor Societies(NWS) 88th Annual Exhibit.  Her painting won the Daniel Smith Artists' Materials award and Lorraine's painting was selected for the NWS 1 year traveling show.  Lorraine has also had paintings juried into prestigious shows like:  Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Colorado Watercolor Societies State Exhibitions, Pikes Peak Watercolor Societies International Watermedia, Louisiana Watercolor Society 34th Annual, Watercolor Art Society Houston 27th International, Kansas Watercolor Society Great 8 Exhibition, Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia, and more.
Lorraine is a Signature Member and past President of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.  She is also a Signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society and an Associate member of the National Watercolor Society.  She has taught beginning to intermediate watercolor for the Pikes Peak Community College and summer "plein-air" workshops.  Lorraine's original paintings hang at Arati Artists Gallery in Colorado Springs where she also sells cards and matted original bin work. 

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