Monday, August 31, 2009


9" x 12"
oil on canvas board

My goal is to finish three paintings by Wednesday. This one took me a little longer than I thought it would.
I think my next two are going to have to be smaller to meet my deadline.

I picked the title because tourmaline is a semiprecious bluish green stone. I like it. I like this boat too. Its a little jewel.

I am going to have to make some changes in the type of yellow I use though, because the one I am using has some red in it. I've been having trouble getting the clean, pure color I want.

4 comments: said...

Lemon yellow is a good one...

BEAUTIFUL picture, Sara... I envy you... whenever I try to paint to a deadline, my paintings SUCK... Yours is gorgeous.. And the name fits perfectly!!

Sara Winters said...

I never thought I was a works well under pressure kind of a gal, but I am liking it. I don't leave myself any room for failure. Holy cow! I just had an epiphany! That is how Richard Schmid does it, isn't it- he doesn't leave any room for mistakes, so he doesn't have to go back and fix something he already painted....

Hmmm.... I'm gonna ave to utilize this strategy in other ways.

And I will definitely try the Lemon Yellow- thanks for the tip!

Karen Hargett said...

Sara this is just beautiful. Love your work!

Sara Winters said...

Thanks Karen! I'm working on another one right now of the boat on the far left (the one in bright bright light).