It began as a drawing lesson for some art students I have and I continued to work the project until it became a watercolor of a still life.
I did not have a model to work from but used images and photos and created my own composition but since it was for an art lesson I kept it simple. I feel if I was working from life and had the items sitting on a cloth in front of me the outcome would have been immeasurably superior.
I had a lot of worry over the background I wanted it to be colorful but not too brilliant. I dabbed in some blues and browns with a touch of red and it looked too busy, so after it dried I dabbed clear water with a soft brush to let it all blend and soften the edges between the colors. It looked better but it was still too bright so I used a little Paynes Grey to dull it down some, normally do not use grey but it worked out ok on this one.
The bottles were fun to paint, I experimented with the colors and the values before it got to where I was happy with them.
The cloth was very minimally painted to give contrast with the busy wood surface table top. I am not really happy with the wine glass and will touch it up more before I post this to my online art store.
|Still life in Watercolor|
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