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    I used to paint watercolor all the time, but had lost interest in it when I started doing acrylic. Then I read of a technique where you pour watercolor pigment onto wet paper and let it dry and then try to figure out what it should be or could be. So I did that with this. The problem was that it was so very pretty I didn't want to ruin it. So I stared at it for a full year before I touched it again. Yes - a year. These colors were so pretty that I had dripped down the paper and I knew I could never repeat this. There were blues, greens, purples, yellows all blending seamlessly. What could it be...it had to be some type of water.

    Eventually I decided to try to make it waterlilies but very loose, kind of impressionistic.And so I put my favorite Christmas movie on the tv, White Christmas, and while singing, "Sisters, sisters" with Bing Crosby I finished this painting and did not ruin it. I was going to give it to my sister, but my Mom saw it and wanted it. She's 90 now and so she has it, which is why it is not for sale.

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    Name of Artist: Laurie Habermann
    Width (inches): 12
    Height (inches): 9
    Country United States
    Media Watercolor
    Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature


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    This is a beautiful portrait. For this viewer that lovely face reflects innocence and purity, although that is perhaps not what the artist intended. Great skill is demonstrated with all the elements of this piece - particularly the textures of the hair and the cap. Overall it is an outstanding image.

    Well, one must read the description with this painting. The artist projects such an enthusiastic spirit and I am immediately caught up! This painting surely conveys the fantastical, a place inspired by dreams of other realms -- yet within this world, shrouded in the lore of history and days gone by.

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    Very colorful meeting of shapes conveys a happy feeling. Looks like a gathering of boats -- as if they are all talking.

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