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Monday, July 18, 2005

Fruit: EDMWC


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? Posted by Picasa

15 comments:

Lindsay said...

I really love the shadows as well as the fruit.
Lovely
Lindsay

April said...

Those look like really juicy peaches. Nice work. I think they're done.

Terri said...

Those peaches look delectable! Beautifully done.

pedalpower said...

Yum...you did a wonderful job with your painting!

evy said...

I love the contrast between the color of the peaches and the blue background. Great work!

Shelly McC said...

Nice job with this painting Linda. The peaches look scrumptious!

Malinda said...

Lovely! Don't touch the background, the peaches pop perfectly! The crimson would lose your contrast. Wonderful work and the folds in the napkin turned out splendidly!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

What amazes me is all the colors in your "white" drape. Great courageous use of colors... and the peaches... yum.

Karen Winters said...

Turned out terrifically!

Laura said...

Very solid, very juicy, very colorful. Congratulations, L!

Nita said...

Linda the url is misspelled to bring us here from the fruit links--just to let you know. And your peaches are beautiful! I like the contrast of the blues in the cloth with the reds of the fruit.

Linda said...

Thanks to you all for the comments! They are really appreciated. Nita, I fixed the mis-spelling -- thanks for letting me know.

KathyJ IN Md. said...

Wow! They look wonderful!!!!

koukla said...

I think the yellow of the fold looks nice against the violet, although maybe you were looking for something a little more subtle.

Lindsay said...

Linda, Thanks for the note on my blog. I do agree that the library is a wonderful place! Our town spends lots of tax dollars on it so it makes alot of sense to use it. Thanks for sharing your experience.
But will itcurb my book lust?
Try to stay cool! We here in Chicago area are bracing for today's heat!
Lindsay