Saturday, January 24, 2009

January Virtual Sketch Date


Here is my entry for the January Virtual Sketch date. I overworked this way too much to my liking but my husband could still recognize that it was an orange so that's good.

18 comments:

  1. A strong, graphic piece. Watercolour I'm presuming? I like it a lot.

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  2. Hi Gail, This painting still looks good even if overworked..

    Thanks for commenting on my blog.. Yes, I have used masking fluid that made the task very easy.. I could almost pour the paint with no worries..

    The painting you have on the top of this blog is stunning.. I like the way you have layered the colors in it..

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  3. Your use of water colour has worked well. I like your nice delicate watery feel.
    My clementine drawing was just the pentel mechanical pencil, but the leads do come out very dark, almost black. Glad you liked it.

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  4. Very nice work on the colors and getting the darks dark enough to make the other colors pop!

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  5. I love the dark blue background. What brand of watercolors were you using for this?

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  6. Hi Gail! Not only do I recognize it as an orange, but I can see it's an orange that's opening up, whose sections are separating ... (a fact I didn't get to in mine). You handled the peel very nicely too!

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  7. Gail, You have a great painting here.
    It does not look overworked to me. I had a struggle getting mine to have the look of segments that I really wanted.

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  8. GAil, that is a lovely and accurate watercolour.
    I am very impressed by all your tutorials.I'll come back and read them.
    Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, I appreciate.
    Sylviane

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  9. Gail, this was a tough reference. You did a good job with it. It doesn't look overworked to me. I really like the bright blue background. It goes great with the oranges and yellows.

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  10. It looks very much like an orange to me. It doesn't look overworked to me but I know what you mean. Sometimes it's hard to make yourself stop.

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  11. Nice colors in it and that blue background just zings.

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  12. Gail, Your comments suggested that you really studied my work, which pleases me immensely. I had forgotten, but yes, you are correct, I used a student set of water colour lozenges to do a wash with the blue and the table. Then I went in again with some more pencil lines when it was dry again, and washed those out too.

    How clever of you to pick that up in my work.

    I have had comments on my work that I should make the shadows more prominent to make the painting pop out more. By looking at your work it looks like you have already learned that trick, it is lovely. I can see that you did a wash and then darkened it by going over it again. It is great to be able to enlarge a photo.

    This has really been a great experience for me. I am learning how to look at paintings. Thanks for the opportunity for me to view your work.

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  13. Hi Gail!

    I love the bright blue background! Actually, I love the bright colors in all of your work. I can't wait to spend some time looking over your blog! Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  14. It's a zesty painting Gail. I really like the deep contrasting colors.

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  15. I have to agree with the others...the bright blue background is wonderful and makes the orange pop!

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  16. Hi Gail
    I love your creative valentine art project on your blog...and your clementine is unique and creative and quite wonderful.

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  17. Good job! Has resuelto muy bien el fondo.

    I like very much the watercolor in the blog title.

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  18. Wow, thanks everyone for the great comments. I try to comment on everyone's blog who participate in the VSD.
    Carolyn, I was using my Cotman field kit but I can't be sure if it was a Cotman color...when my pans run out I refill them with tube color and then let them dry out. I prefer working with dry color, something I learned from Szabo, that way you never waste paint.

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