Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bittersweet in Watercolour Finished!

Finally I've finished this one. For such a small and seemingly simple subject, it did seem to take a long time!

I was undecided about the background on this, so I compromised and did a light cerulean wash.

Now...I wonder what I'll do next???

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bittersweet in Watercolour continued

Well, they do say "slow and steady wins the race"! I work on this when I get a chance, but my youngest son was home last weekend and I only got a couple more berries done then.
Wednesdays are my short days at work, so after a nice walk I got a few more done. But then I also have a really good book to read! Dilemma!

Here's where I am now:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bittersweet ~ In Watercolour

Back to a more familiar medium. I liked the bittersweet berries so much, I've decided to paint them in watercolour this time. Since I'm so slow, I'm going to show my progress pictures, so at least I'll have some blog posts to show you!

The first picture shows my reference photo taken last fall. The drawing was done freehand and I used small touches of masking fluid for the highlights. I'm not usually keen on the stuff, but I thought it would be okay for the minute dots on the berries.
As you can see, I don't have a fancy setup, just a large piece of plywood on top of part of an old computer desk.

Here is a bit of a closer look at the drawing and my first start on the berries.

And here's where I am right now:

My only dilema for this painting is background or no background? I'm leaning towards a sky blue background at the moment....but will decide later.