Thursday, February 23, 2012

chiles and lemon

 
(11x15)
From a beautiful reference photo by Sylvia Lang at Paint My Photo.
I think I'd like to try it again, holding on to more whites in the peppers.
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11 comments:

MRC said...

Hi Laura,

Im a long time reader of your blog, and just wanted to tell you that your art inspired me to try watercolours as well, and also thank you for introducing me to Paint My Photo :D
As always, lovely painting!

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Oh, I'm excited you tried Paint My Photo! I keep looking and have been unable to decide which to try. I always like your watercolor palette, so clear and bright and direct. Lord knows I need some color these monochromatic winter days.

RH Carpenter said...

Delicious colors, Laura! Here's a tip from Carol Carter workshop: Prewet everything except what you are going to keep white, then let the color flow into the subject/shape and it will avoid the dry areas completely (as long as you don't use a bathtub of water in your water/pigment mix). Try it and see what you think :)

renate said...

Hi Laura! Very good job:) I like the light on the lemmon, the shadows and all the colors. Nice painting!

Ann Buckner said...

Laura, very nicely done! Love the clean, clear colors and the composition.

Judy said...

Lovely painting! The light is more or less coming from behind so not much white is showing.

Мира said...

Oh, my God, they were like real!

Watercolorist said...

I love the peppers. The only thing I would do to make it pop a little more is make the background behind the lemon darker. It gets hammered into me each week in class that we need to have light against dark or dark against light.
Jean

JANE MINTER said...

laura super ...the colours are so bright and crisp ...will come back to see # 2 with whites

Barbara M. said...

Love this -- the colours and shapes and light. Super.

XO Barbara

Shayna Bridge said...

Beautiful painting,chiles and lemon looks great!Love the colors and the way you rounded the form. Great composition.

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