Saturday, October 18, 2008

An Unlikely Pear

In case you can't tell -- that's a poorly folded origami crane. See, my experimentation goes beyond painting and into classical Japanese arts. I'm a Renaissance woman, I am.

Okay, so here's the deal with this one:
1. I may have gone a bit far on this background. I love those darks, though...
2. I tried WN gold ochre for the pear. I liked it real well at first, but then it seemed to dull down more than I expected as it dried, especially when burnt sienna was washed over it. It seems to be quite a bit more opaque than it appeared at my first test.
3. Really. That poor pear has about had it, and I've got to get better at folding those cranes.
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Teri C said...

That red was the first thing I saw and when I read your note I thought' "dark? huh?" I do see what you mean but that red is fabulous with that pear and background colors.

Margaret Ann said...

The red just rocks...great play of light on it...Love the whole thing...very expressive and full of movement! :)

Anetka said...

I love the colours! I also like the whole thing:)
So full of life and energy!

freebird said...

I like the combo of colors but see what you mean about the dark background as compared to your other pear pic. The pear looks great and so does your origami. There is nothing wrong with your crane that I can see.

William F. Renzulli said...

I'm slowly catching up on my blog list. I think all your fruits are great! (that sounds a lttle weird doesn't it?) I think your watercolors are delightful.UXMOK

Marie-Dom said...

Dramatic painting! The red makes the whole painting zing!