Monday, March 14, 2011

sunday on the porch with mike

My painting

Whenever I visit my friends Lisa and Mike now, Mike and I set up a little still life to paint. We paint, Lisa knits, and we talk and drink Mimosas. Not a bad way to start the week.

The setup this time consisted of a pewter vase, a pepper mill, a red bell pepper, and a leek. In our first drawings we both included all of the still life (and then some), but for the second try, both sensibly edited.
I love Mike's bell pepper, but am really impressed with the vase, which he has endowed with a luminosity it doesn't possess! Mike's painting

It also just works better in the composition than mine did; mine is dominating and boring. I may try to fix it by adding the pepper mill, but may also just move on!
My first start
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12 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Wow, Laura, these are all beautiful! I remember you sharing some of Mike's work before, too--you're both very good. Love these. That first one is gorgeous. Sounds like a perfect day!

Carol Blackburn said...

I hope you do finish the painting, Laura, it will be lovely and you can tone down the vase a tad if you feel you need to. So nice to have friends to paint with.

Melinda said...

Sounds like the perfect way to start the week.

Lovely work here, Laura. Be kind to yourself, eh? If you want to change something, then it's a work in progress, but, well, you wouldn't want to discourage yourself with too harsh a critique, now would you?

Best wishes always!

Pat said...

Your watercolours are gorgeous. Love the luminosity you capture xx

deepazartz said...

Beautiful work...love the shine on top of the pepper mill and the red bell pepper...
Best Wishes
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/celebration-of-life.html

debwardart said...

Please finish it by adding the pepper mill - it's so lively and vibrant! Sounds like you and your friends have some great Sundays to enjoy!

Barbra Joan said...

Mikes work is very good.
and Why do I love your work?
Fresh,clean and always that touch of soft edge as in the pepper here. Love it .. !

davisart said...

love it, Laura, so vibrant and fun,Diana

Ricardo said...

Wonderful to have a spectacular form of watercolor painting, very good work, greetings.

ΕΦΗ said...

It's wonderful to have friends with the same hobbies with you, to share and act in a common creativity!!

Don said...

Hey, I stumbled on your blog and love it! I've added you to my blogroll. Keep 'em comin'

Liana Yarckin said...

i like how you start your painting session! i would drink more mimosas before painting. just joking. mike seemed to capture wonderful light on his pepper as well as the jar.

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