A quiet sanctuary—my Cottage Garden is a mix of vegetables, herbs, perennial and annual flowers enticing the visitor to wander, to rest, to draw and to engage the senses.
2021 Tour: June 12 & 13thBarbara is hosting a group show this year:
Barbara Timberman Watercolor Paintings
1194 Main Street
The subject matter of my paintings developed from an early interest in botany and a later interest in gardening. The close observation of plant structure and form is always the starting point for my drawings although I frequently partner the plant subjects with complex and beautiful man- made objects.
My paintings rely on the relationships between colors. I begin building my composition with the initial color of my subject and work to create a color chord that ties the work together. I find that watercolor allows me to layer and intensify color while enjoying interplay between splashy spontaneity and tight control. Time is an element in the slow pleasure of working out a complex visual puzzle.
My goal is to direct the viewer’s attention to the tangled, intertwining beauty of the material world.