Friday, March 25, 2011

Imaginary Trip to New Orleans - Wrought Iron

Imaginary Trip to New Orleans - Wrought Iron
Originally uploaded by Cheryl Gebhart

It's all over New Orleans, and it comes in the most interesting colors. I really liked this light fixture - and the finials on the fences. Just a few quick sketches to get the essence of it. Lots of fun!

And no, I'm not really in New Orleans - this is an Imaginary Trip with Laure Ferlita.


Ruth E. said...

I saw your watercolors on the AFA weekly challenge, and I loved them. I left you a coment on the thread as well. Have a great day!

freebird said...

I love wrought iron. You did a nice job of showing some off here.

Chris said...

I have traveled with Laure to Paris and England so I know how much fun you are having. Wish I wasn't so busy now or I would have joined y'all.


Laure Ferlita said...

Excellent iron, Cheryl!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Lovely job, Cheryl. Wrought iron is so interesting and fun to draw and paint, and you've captured it well here.

Martha Lever said...

Your sketchbook pages are absolutely fabulous!!!

Dali Lobo said...

Your drawings from the imaginary trips really speaks to me.

It looks like you have taken AJ Foundations, Explorations, Autumn, England, New Orleans, Paris, and the Beach.

I am trying to decide which of the current offerings would be best to start with: Gardens or AJ Foundations.

What would you suggest?


Cheryl Gebhart said...

Dali Lobo - Yes, I've taken all of those classes and enjoyed every one. I've learned from each one as well. What I would suggest is to email Laure and ask her which class she recommends you take first. She is really good about answering that kind of question. Before I took my first class, I emailed her with the concern that I'd never done any watercolor painting and asked her advice. She looked at my blog and said she thought I could do the Autumn class - and that that was better for me to start with than the Paris class.

Between the two classes you mention, it would depend on your experience. I think if you've never done this type of thing before, the Foundations would be a great place to start because it's a beginner class. I don't think the Garden class will be very advanced either, but probably won't be quite as much of a beginner class as the foundations one.

Dali Lobo said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for replying. I am new to these comments and posts.

I went ahead and signed up for AJ Foundations & Explorations. I decided to do those, as between the Gardens and the AJ classes, it sounded like the AJ classes would be more informative. They may be too basic but I am sure to have a good time. Any excuse to paint, eh?

I recently took a couple of online classes and saw the work of other students of Imaginary Trips and thought I would like my work to look more like theirs (yours) ! So I am signed up and ordering the supplies as we speak!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Dali Lobo - I'm glad you got my reply - I wasn't sure since I didn't have your email address. I hope you enjoy the class and Laure!