Friday, April 23, 2010


Update: I won an award for this painting at the opening.
Not sure what I won yet, we were out of town
(I think it was the Cadscarlet award, an honor to recieve)
Flying by the seat of my pants, again! I just finished this painting, Sanctuary, for the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society member show. (May 2 - June 6th at Gallery Sim, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA) 
It has been awhile since I have done an actual painting, not just a demonstration. I missed it.
Drop off is today and I better go cut a mat and get this framed!


Kaylyn said...

Absolutely fabulous. The towers have a personified presence, the overhanging roof eaves echoing the browline and shadow at the hairline in your grandmothers face. Very interesting composition.

Susan Roux said...

Wonderful piece! Best of luck.

David Larson Evans said...

Striking and soulful great job.

teri said...

Impressive!!! Good luck with the judges and the show. Is this a full sheet?

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Thanks! Teri, it is on a half sheet, cropped to 10x14 inches.

Alenka said...

Me encanta tu trabajo! Llena de vida y el misterio mágico de su cultura.
Abrazos! Alenka a través del espejo,
y Alicia a través del Océano Pacífico (de la Ciudad de México)

sam said...

Well done Maria, love the perspective!

Damião Vieira said...

Mary in fact very well chosen perspective and a good
As we come accustomed to good works.