Monday, January 12, 2009

drapery

(11x15)

I draped a white cafe curtain over a cardboard box and lit it with my floor lamp. I got a little lost in the folds! But it'll do for today.When I fist started drawing still lifes, the drapery--always plain white for me; it was good enough for Cezanne!--was always the most involving and, when it worked well, rewarding part. I'd like to do more of these.

I had planned to begin a small still life today, but ran out of time. Monday is not a good day for me to begin something new! Though I did manage two little drawings that I may paint tomorrow.
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16 comments:

Sharon said...

You're so courageous! This looks incredibly complicated.

Judybec said...

It DOES look complicated! -- but you're painting it so beautifully.

laura said...

Hi Sharon, is it courage or foolhardiness? ;-)

Thanks, Judy. Maybe next time I'll make not quite so many folds!

Watercolorist said...

It must have taken you ages. I admire your tenacity and talent.
Jean

shicat said...

The subtle colors and flow do it for me,wow,ethereal. Can't wait to see more.

debwardart said...

Very believable, very nice!

supplies overflowing! said...

Hi Laura, I just happened upon your site, and love your work. I just submitted a watercolor for Different Strokes myself. I felt very bold and nervous at the same time, since I don't usually paint in watercolor ( oil is the norm for me.) I am so glad I found you-I really found you inspiring. Thanks much!
Jennifer

Gail said...

Hey laura,
haven't commented for awhile but I have been watching....great job with a difficult subject...I right away knew what it was and with anything with lots of folds thats the key I think... I didn't get lost in it
I greatly admire your work as always

Cathy Gatland said...

I love the subtleties of plain white drapery, you've done this beautifully.

Annelein said...

Great painting...I can't imagine doing a white cloth...very brave! Lovely colors in the shading.

Teresa said...

Very nicely done. Love the colors you chose for the soft shadows.

Jennifer Rose said...

great folds and creases and its nice to see someone use blues and purples instead of greys when doing the shadows on a white surface :)

Françoise said...

Hi Laura, I generally only lurk, but I want to wish a happy new year filled with happy paintings.

A Brush with Color said...

That's so soft and beautiful!

Sherry said...

When I saw what you'd started here my hands started to perspire. What intricate folds you're attempting to capture!

Gwen Buchanan said...

What a great exercise, Laura... to see all these shades in a white sheet... You are inspiring me again!! Thank you!!

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