Friday, May 21, 2010

Still Life Copper Pot Watercolor Painting

Still Life Copper Pot Watercolor is 12 x 14 inches. This is part of a May A Day Not Wasted Challenge which I found from a post by Dean H. We both post on The Daily Painter's Marketplace. I'm pretty sure this is finished.

"If you work on your mind with your mind,
Howcan you avoid an immense confusion?"
Seng-ts'an

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7 comments:

Martyn Chamberlin said...

This is good! Lee Brown gave us a hard assignment. Are you using opaque watercolors ? How did you get such darks? I like the precise rendering, and yet it's not overworked, which is an definitely an accomplishment in watercolors.

Bunny Griffeth said...

Thanks, Martyn. Yes, it was difficult - but I think that was what drew me to the challenge!
No, the watercolors are not opaque. I love using dark back grounds and colors so I use them pretty much straight from the tubes sometimes, or repeat layers.
Overworking is why I usually quit before I think I'm done... :)

Martyn Chamberlin said...

Is that how watercolorists normally achieve a #8 or #9 value? By slowly building them up?

I totally agree, having a strong dynamic range of value is one of the most powerful, effective elements we can bring into our paintings.

Dean H. said...

Very well done, Bunny!
Love your precision and color in this one. I agree...those are wonderful darks.

This was a very complex still life set up. And since I'm hooked on painting small(5x7) I decided to really zero in on a close up crop.

Bunny Griffeth said...

Thanks, Dean!

And yes, Martyn,--building up with layers. I think in some 'purist' watercolor societies opaques are not allowed, but aside from that, using opaques. The reason for the layering is that usually watercolor fades as the paper absorbs the pigment. I found this great paper Pastelmat that doesn't absorb the pigment so the colors stay true to what you put down.

Debbie said...

Nice bright colors.

Lesley Spanos said...

What a beautiful, delicate rendition of the ADNW reference. You've captured colors there I didn't see until you revealed them.

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