Representational

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Picking the subject matter and eliminating the extraneous, understanding composition, learning to control the paint ... these early lessons took years to master.

And then I wanted to loosen it up and not be so precise. That journey continues in my Abstract section.

Much of the inspiration for my representational paintings came from where I was, the places I visited.

Alaska

Alaska was one of my earliest painting inspirations: beautiful watercolor landscapes. 

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Asia

Paintings of the various Asian countries I've visited show my movement from representational to abstract watercolors.

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California

Paintings inspired by trips to California also show the movement from representational to abstract watercolors.

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Caribbean / Central & South America

My paintings here run the gamut from a very representational flamingo to birds of paradise flowers that look like fish.

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Florida

From 2001 to 2010 some of my best representational watercolors were about Florida.

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New York

New York has provided endless inspiration, both urban (NYC) and rural (Upstate), and it's sometimes hard to tell which is which.

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Still Life

Complicated set-ups at the Art Students League and apples on a porch have all provided inspiration.

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Original art by Ruth E. Hurd

New York, NY

917-952-5135 - ruth.hurd@gmail.com

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