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Online portfolio of artist Sharon Weilbaecher- original watercolor paintings, pencil drawings and original limited edition lithographs, by New Orleans artist.
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Keeping the Faith
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Ruffled Feathers

 
 
 
News:

Sharon Weilbaecher’s work is featured in American Artist’s  Watercolor Magazine in a special publication,  The Best of Watercolor  2010, (articles on 14 artists selected from the last 6 years of publications in Watercolor Magazine).    The 12  page article about Sharon’s work by M. Stephen Doherty is “Telling Personal Stories That Touch Viewers”, pps. 94-105.

Sharon Weilbaecher has been selected as one of ten artists to be honored this year by the New Orleans Museum of Art at the 2010 Love in the Garden fund raising event on Friday, September 24, 2010 in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. See details at NOMA's website!
 
VIDEO: Watch the video of Sharon's interview on Good Morning New Orleans.  Love in the Garden with Chriss Knight Part 2.  ABC-26,  Sept 21, 2010.

 
VIDEO: Visit AAWatercolor.com to view an expanded video demonstration of  "Ruffled Feathers" filmed in Sharon Weilbaecher's studio. (7:38).

Sharon Weilbaecher was awarded the National Arts Club's  Presidents Award for the watercolor , "Ruffled Feathers", 2008 Annual Open Online Exhibition.

Sharon Weilbaecher judged the September  2008 Members show of the Louisiana Watercolor Society in New Orleans. 
 



 

In my painting I like  to portray the beauty and interest I find in everyday life and ordinary people.  My earlier training and career as a Medical Illustrator involved detail, accuracy and knowledge of human anatomy.  It taught me to really see, not just look.  Some of my painting and drawing techniques derive from my Medical Illustration background.

I notice subtleties and delight in painting them.  Shadows, light, fine detail, imperfections that make up a person give that individual character.  The way wrinkles lie on a dress or on a face excites me.  I enjoy  capturing  the play of light reflected on figures or objects.  To me a stray wisp of hair, a smudge on a dress, or a puddle in a road is more interesting than a look of perfection; beauty does not equate with perfection.

When I travel, I look for people or scenes that interest me.  I delight in capturing an instant in time and dwelling on a subject.  For one moment in time a person or scene is depicted clearly.

Sharon Weilbaecher 

Sharon Weilbaecher - original watercolor paintings, original lithographs, and limited edition artwork
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