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Adobe Ruins


It’s another beautiful sunny day here on the island, but oh my is it windy. Staying in and spending much time snuggling with my Yorkie “Cici”….(she just gets cuter with each passing day), I considered my next painting. As I briefly saw an adobe on some fast moving commercial (as most are), I thought, “That’s it!” I did have the advantage to be able to recall many I’ve seen in the southern Arizona Desert years ago. Somehow they are still fresh in my mind.

Watercolors, pen and ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

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  1. Nice texture effect on the wall. The ink gives it a very different effect compared to a straight watercolor. I guess you could say watercolors are soft, and the ink makes it sharper. Both have their place.

    • I could not have said it better myself. I’m getting quite fond using the ink with the watercolor.
      Thanks for coming by and commenting, Binky!

  2. I like all the squiggled texture in the adobe and what you did on the small space of foreground earth with the shapes, Debbie. Yes, this looks like old adobe.

    • I’m glad to read that it does looks like an adobe. I have a lot to learn about pen and ink, Leslie, but I’m having fun along the way. Thank you for your comment, Leslie!

  3. You gave this painting such character.
    Destruction can be beautiful in its own way sometimes

    • Thanks Richard. This ink makes gives watercolors quite a different look.
      Yes, I agree about destruction being beautiful in it’s own way; it’s the oldness of the subject. I like things that are old and worn to paint. Thanks for commenting, Richard!

  4. Debbie, I love the colors you used and the feeling that this place is…um…empty….. and it is spoooooky……….
    Well done – I love it!!

    • Yes…it is pretty much an empty shell. It looks like the years have taken a tole on it.
      I’m glad you like the painting, Jan, and thank you so much for you comment!


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