Monday, July 18, 2005
Peaches, which are a naturally good subject for practicing with transparent watercolor. I got these to paint (yeah, right -- only to paint!) and then lucked out, because the Everyday Matters weekly challenge this week was FRUIT! I set these guys up on a shoe box covered with a white dinner napkin and a black notebook propped up behind them to get rid of background distractions, and went to work. For once I'm on time on a challenge!
I'd wondered in the previous post what advantage there could be in using non-staining (lifting) pigments for glazes. I think it works pretty well for peach fuzz, although I did a final layer in Alizarin Crimson, which is staining. I don't really care for the napkin folds, although I didn't really focus too much on them; I especially don't like the yellow on the bottom left fold. The background is layer after layer of staining pigments, and I'm considering doing another layer of ACrimson, but I'm not sure. Anybody with any ideas on that?