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Kathy Braud

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Stockholm, SE - Sweden

Lovely work. Voted.

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, Ramon.

Sun Lakes, AZ - United States

Kathy, What a wonderful hearfelt image. This work of art draws you right into it and does indeed tell a story. fave and voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Deb, I appreciate your thoughts and promotion.

Bentonville, AR - United States

Kathy--I like the way you think. Congratulations! This piece is wonderful and it talks. fave and voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Nava, I'm glad you understand my thoughts with a picture. I appreciate your congrats and promotions.

Iola, WI - United States

While having to ask my wife, a renowned watercolor artist, what Gouache was, and she explained it, it even makes this piece have more beauty and meaning to us unskilled artists! I saw as she pointed out the translucency of the watercolor as a contrast to the gouache, which was a true learning experience. Your work with both mediums has turned this old farmer, with his unique looks into a masterpiece of beautiful artwork. I am amazed at the beauty behind this and the description that accompanied this awesome painting. Thanks much for sharing, Kathy! Love it! fave and vote

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks for sharing the gouache story with all, Randy! Adding white to make pastel colors really expands the variety of colors available to artists too!

Dent, MN - United States

Forgot to mention, congratulations on being selected as one of this week's artists of the week in the Wisconsin Flowers and Scenery group!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks for the congrats, Penny, I am so glad you stopped to visit my work.

Dent, MN - United States

Kathy, this is just wonderful!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Penny! Glad you like!

Birmingham, AL - United States

A sweet moment. f/v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, Charlotte...appreciate the promotions too.

Port Vincent, LA - United States

Wonderful mix medias of watercolors and gouache! Really attaching character. Like the colors palettes too. --------- faved & voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Anne, Loved your comments, Yes I like a limited palette so one really has to love the colors and the mixtures they make. Oh, thanks for the promotions too! I appreciate.

Rochester, NY - United States

this is awesome and yes, it draws you in and you begin reading the subject......very pleasing to the eye.....v/f/fb

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Barbara, a very lovely thought... and true. and thank you for the v/f/fb promotion. I appreciate.

Calgary, AB - Canada

Great image Kathy :) v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Megan for vote and comment.

Woodburn, OR - United States

This would make an awesome father's day card!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Helen, maybe it would !

Jacksonville, FL - United States

nice painting,like it !!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Mario for your kind comment. I appreciate.

Redan, vi - Australia

absoulutly wonderful painting v/f

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, Julie, for you lovely comment and v/f. I appeciate.

Franklin Square, NY - United States

Kathy, Fantastic people painting with such great detail in the person's face and the way he is holding the paper. Beautiful bright colors along with the way the older gentleman is dressed makes for a nice colorful and cheerful painting. The colors on the table really stand out. Excellent job Kathy, voted, FB and Google+ promoted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, John, for your thoughtful sharing comment of what you see as you survey my painting. Thinking of cheerful - I even jumped in and painted his plaid shirt!! What a feat! I do feel good about this portrait... and am so glad you do too. Thank you for the promotions v/fb/G+

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Kathy Congratulations on your award..And many more that this piece will bring..Time Froze in an exceptional presentation. I LOVE it!..V/F/T/G+...R19

Kathy Braud replied:

Sherry, thank you for the award congrats and you are right!! I have heard nice things since the image has been placed here on FAA. Thank you for your enthusiasm, sharing and your promotion v/f/t/G+ of my painting too.

Bury, Ma - United Kingdom

Lovely colours and lighting really capture the character of this hard working farmer whilst he relaxes.Voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, Matt, for the sum up description and vote. I appreciate hearing why folks like this painting.

Brussels - Belgium

Very nice with the warm light and well seen and executed. V!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Philip for the great comment and vote. I appreciate your thoughts.

Warren, MI - United States

oh your artistic style here is very interesting to me. I love the mix of solid, blends and outlines. You are very creative. nice v

Kathy Braud replied:

This was one of my newer painting ventures into using gouache and a linear style of describing. Thank you, Fay, for sharing these particular descriptions with me! I appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for the vote too.

Catskill, NY - United States

Wonderful painting - great colors and shadows.Love the background strokes and his face is marvelous. v

Kathy Braud replied:

Ellen, thank you for the lovely comments about my painting. I appreciate them and your vote.

Prescott, AZ - United States

Very nice job...voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Sharon for the vote and enjoyment.

Hermann, MO - United States

Wonderful painting. Reminiscent of master portraits in which the subject does not look out of the frame. I like your use of color and your composition. Just a fine picture all around. voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you William for your great explaination of the masters works and summing up my general painting as wonderful. Thank you! for the compliment and vote.

Calgary, AB - Canada

Gorgeous creation - it would be so lovely for the subject to see what you saw in him. Voted!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Ramona for this wonderful thought and compliment. Thank you for your vote promotion too.

Rochester, NY - United States

Well done.

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Mark for the grand sum up. I appreciate!

Hecla, SD - United States

Beautiful artwork, Kathy...Comming from South Dakota this painting really tells a story. I can understand why it was obtained to be part of a permanent display at a Minnesota College! F/V

Kathy Braud replied:

Susan, Nice that you can read this story too. Yes, and it is still loved there.... commemorating a generation of independent hard working farmers. Thank you for your v/f. I appreciate!

Spokane, WA - United States

This is a wonderful watercolor that tells a story....great job!v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Kari for your thoughtful telling the story comment, appreciation on my work and vote promotion. I am happy.

Wentzville, MO - United States

a very joyful piece for me, great work

Kathy Braud replied:

Hi Bill! Thanks for the joyful comment and interest in my work. I appreciate!

Yellowknife, NT - Canada

Very nice painting kathy

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Darren, for your nice comment about my work.

Morro Bay, CA - United States

Very beautiful and well done Kathy!!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Sue! Love hearing those words beautiful and well done! So nice of you to say that.

Suffolk, VA - United States

Great painting. v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks for your thoughts and vote, Jennifer. I appreciate.

Astoria, NY - United States

Beautiful painting!!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Jim for enjoying my painting! and telling me so!

San Pedro, CA - United States

This is remarkable, Kathy. You have captured age so well. The shadows and the background compliment the old reader so well ! V/ f!

Kathy Braud replied:

Hi Joe, Thank you for your lovely comments about capturing age in my figure and how I laid in my shadows. I have a limited palette, so all my colors do relate to each other so they do compliment each other. Thanks for the v/f too.

Scotts Valley, CA - United States

Great painting such a warm feeling. Voted g+1

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Garnett for your thoughts about warm feelings. I know this person and it does that to me too. Thanks for the promotion of v/G+

Long Prairie, MN - United States

Very nice watercolor Kathy, love the lighting and shadow effects! v/f

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Bonnie for noticing the shadows and lighting effects. The darkness is where wonderful textures can swirl and splatter. Thanks for your appreciation and v/f.

Thunder Bay, ON - Canada

Kathy Lovely painting I do think you captured him with your paint brush too, Voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, Sue! I appreciate your lovely comment and vote. I probably shaved a few years off his face.

Rochester, Ne - United States

Very nice work Kathy!!! V

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Aimee for your vote and nice comment on my painting.

Beverly Hills, CA - United States

so realistic, great subject too v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Nina. It's far out to the realistic painters! But I thught it was a great way to handle the portrait. thanks for the v.

Mandeville, LA - United States

Very nice!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Carolyn for your appreciative comment of my farmer old man portrait. I appreciate.

Holbrook, MA - United States

Lovely painting - composition and colors - voted

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Alexandra, for your great explaination of why you liked my painting and vote. I appreciate!

Fullerton California, ca - United States

Nice painting.....

Kathy Braud replied:

You are back! Thank you again.

Fullerton California, ca - United States

Nice image...v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Athala, for your impression comment and vote. I was in a phase of working with figures in a new design style.

Chicago, IL - United States

Your painting brought a smile to my face...vf!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Anne, A memory of a grandpa? Thanks for the promotion v/f

Prince George, VA - United States

Beautiful painting, Kathy! v/f

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Karen for your lovely comment and v/f promotion.

Auburn, PA - United States

What a wonderful painting Kathy - just love this image of the old man at the table - reminds me of the old man praying painting - Dave - V/F/P

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you David. I agree with your thoughts! Thank you for sharing and v/f/p

Mississauga, ON - Canada

Congrats on the purchase award! Well done! Voted with the FAA button above and pinned on Pinterest.

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you for the congrats, and your wonderful promotion skills. I appreciate!

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Great paintiang F&V

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Fatimah for your congrats and f/v. I appreciate!

Northridge, CA - United States

Love this painting for being so natural and very communicative with my mind and eyes..Nice job Kathy..V,F, T)

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Bedros, for your great comment and voiced feelings when viewing. I appreciate the v/f too.

San Miguel, CA - United States

Great figure painting! It is full of the story of the hard-working farmer on his break for reading! I think I saw the story before I read the description! Congratulations, Kathy. FV

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Susan! You have good interpretation skills! Thanks for the congrats and the f/v and so glad you liked the painting.

Toronto, ON - Canada

wonderful figurative painting and so real gesture and beautijulwell don Kathy v/f

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Giti, I had a fairly good photo that I simpllified and abstracted and even I was surprised how this figurative painting went together. Thank you for your happy comment and v/f promotion.

Murphy, NC - United States

Outstanding!!!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you, Greg and Chrystal, for visiting my gallery and this painting. I appreciate your great comment.

Galveston, TX - United States

Very nicely done, luv the blues. Congrats on your award! :P v

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Tisha, the paper was hot press and so the bllues ended up with wonderful abstract textures. Thanks for the congrats and the P/V

New Orleans, La - United States

What a wonderful painting and subject. The award was very well deserved! congratulations. voted and tweet

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks for the many nice comments!! and the V/T

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Nice composition and colors. Well done.

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Brigitte for the nice comment about my painting construction and general effect. I appreciate.

Tucson, AZ - United States

Nice painting. Love the face.

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Donna! I appreciate your thoughts and comment.

Young Harris, GA - United States

Kathy the colors, lighting and subject are just wonderful...love this! f/v

Kathy Braud replied:

Kenny, I am so glad you loved this too. It was fun to make. Thanks for promoting me and the nice comments.

All Over, sl - Poland

Very stylish portrait...Love the colors :) V!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Mo T for your vote and nice comment. I appreciate!

Victoria, Me - United States

Kathy, this is very masterful art. I love the sense of emotion and the pose in this work. Beautiful - I can see why it sold!!! v/f/fb/t/G+

Kathy Braud replied:

Thanks Zeana for your lovely comments.... and looking it over so well. I appreciate your promoting also.

Flint, MI - United States

Dear Kathy Braud; I love this painting! You'ver done quite a remarkable job with your shadows and images. This painting is very nice. Two thumbs up for you!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you Douglas, I appreciate!

Orange Park, FL - United States

Wonderful image! V. We are really enjoying your gallery!

Kathy Braud replied:

Thank you! So nice to hear about this one and my painting gallery. Enjoyed your photos too.

Little Falls, MN - United States

Thanks Marsha for these little joys of sharing that go with a sale. Guess I need to try some more gouache works of art again.

Cedar Rapids, Ia - United States

Congrats on the Sale!

Little Falls, MN - United States

Thanks Tony! Appreciate the featuring....

Little Falls, MN - United States

This original was obtained to be part of a permanent display at a Minnesota college.

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Title

Reading Time

Artist

Kathy Braud

Medium

Painting - Watercolor And Gouache On Paper

Description

A wonderful old farmer was sitting in the kitchen reading the paper. After I captured a photo, I also came to realize the camera was reading him. My attention was caught by a time worn face, hard working hands and his comfortable working clothes in a sun filled room.
This painting received a purchase award at a college community exhibition.

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