Monday, March 16, 2009

monday class

(5x7 each)
Marie set up an eye-level still life of various objects from which we were to pick and choose. I finished two studies, above. I mostly wanted to show the backlighting, but didn't get the objects dark enough until Marie helped me with the values in the bottom one, darkening the lime and the short vase helped.

(divided 11x15 sheet)
I drew but didn't get to paint my larger version in class; if I paint it tomorrow, I'll have to make it a green apple!

(7x11)
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7 comments:

r garriott said...

I like seeing your studies... very interesting! You have a nice watercolor technique.

Mineke Reinders said...

Wow, Laura. Each time I open my reader, there is something new from you. These studies are lovely, I like them both. The darks in the bottom one are wonderful, but I also love the rimlight in the top one.
I enjoyed the flower studies you posted last week a lot too. I think I tense up when I paint flowers, because it's not my usual subject matter. Yours are wonderfully loose and exuberant. I hope you're feeling better.

debwardart said...

It's amazing how much detail you are able to capture in such a small space! I think I like the upper one better, only because it feels more spontaneous.

Cathy Gatland said...

It's so interesting to see your lesson in progress - I love the cloth in the first one, and that zingy bright green lime, though I can see how it needs to be darker for the backlit effect. The vases are beautifully done!

A Brush with Color said...

Wow--Laura, these are beautiful! I really love these. You did such a good job of varying the tones and the images are just luminous! Just lovely.

Teresa said...

No matter what you paint, I'm always captivated by the jewel tones of your fresh, clean colors. This one is no exception!

Watercolorist said...

I agree with Meneke, I like the light in the first painting. I admire you for always trying different subjects. You are always stretching yourself.
Jean

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