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A strong, graphic piece. Watercolour I'm presuming? I like it a lot.
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..
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.
Very nice work on the colors and getting the darks dark enough to make the other colors pop!
I love the dark blue background. What brand of watercolors were you using for this?
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Nice colors in it and that blue background just zings.
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.
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.
It's a zesty painting Gail. I really like the deep contrasting colors.
I have to agree with the others...the bright blue background is wonderful and makes the orange pop!
Hi GailI love your creative valentine art project on your blog...and your clementine is unique and creative and quite wonderful.
Good job! Has resuelto muy bien el fondo.I like very much the watercolor in the blog title.
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.