Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Tara’s Florals–Art in the Time of the Coronavirus

Tara Hamilton has taken artistic advantage of our stay-at-home restrictions this year and has been painting just about every day, I think.

We have all been blown away by the wonderful florals Tara has been producing, and they just keep getting better and better. I’m not an art critic and don’t know how to describe the improvements, so I asked our teacher, Ellen Cornett, to hum a few bars. This is what Ellen said:

“I have had the pleasure of working with Tara in the Wednesday Studio over the past few years. She has excellent drawing skills, and her watercolor landscapes and figure paintings have been excellent. But recently Tara began to explore botanical subjects, and here she seems to have found her niche. 

“In the last six months Tara has created twenty gorgeous floral watercolors. Her palette is exquisite, and she is using watercolor to its best advantage in these pieces.

“Primrose [shown below] is an excellent example. Tara’s drawing is very strong, the color palette is true to nature, and she models the form of the petals and leaves with assurance. 

“In Ruby Moon, her most recent work, Tara employs not only a wonderful palette, but value and line to create an exciting and lovely composition.”

Tara Hamilton: Hidden Beauty. Watercolor. [painted in April]
Tara Hamilton: Spring Bouquet. Watercolor. [May]
Tara Hamilton: Iris. Watercolor. [June]
Tara Hamilton: Primrose. Watercolor. [July]
Tara Hamilton: Sunflower. Watercolor. [August]
Tara Hamilton: Ruby Moon. Watercolor. [September]

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2 comments on “Tara’s Florals–Art in the Time of the Coronavirus

    September 28, 2020

    Albrecht Durer and Andy Wyeth need to move over!


  2. Anonymous
    September 30, 2020

    Thank you so much, Pat. Appreciate very much. Tara


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