Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Veggies

Click Image To View Larger. This is a different paper than I usually use. I find it harder to paint on—not as forgiving.
Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
11" h x 13" w

9 comments:

Priti said...

I like your background cloth - nice work with the shadows on that.

Carol Horzempa said...

Very nice watercolor interpretation of Karin's reference photo...love the added tablecloth and your bright colors!

Bill Gavin said...

Priti, Carol,
Thanks. I started to animate the background for some contrast and it turned into a cross pattern--almost missed this challenge.

Arti said...

Great colors, Bill.I like the way you handle your watercolors..

dominique eichi said...

Great feel here , I love the table cloth. glad you made the challenge.

Bill Gavin said...

Arti, Dominique--
Thank you. The background is made of strokes of Manganese Blue and Opera (Holbein brand), Dried and scrubbed with a wet bristle brush. Then painted more with Prussian Blue and drawing lines using Opera (with the tube of paint, no brush). While still damp, the palette knife was used to scape across the paint. And a small amount of Lamp Black mixed with the other colors for some dark accents.

Kristina Dimitrijevic said...

I like all of the movement that you have captured in the shadows.

laurens.paint.palette said...

the tablecloth is a nice addition! lovely work!

Bill Gavin said...

Kristina, Laurens--
Thanks for your comments, I can't wait for the next challenge.