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Devoted 2Art
04-09-2013, 11:37 PM
Found this photo in my 'Paint This' folder & figured I'd give it a go. Not sure if it's considered a 'Still Life' since it's from a photo. I sketched it (along with one other) and basically stained the paper with some light watercolor washes. Not sure where I'm gonna go from here. I did damage the paper on the left side of the sunflower when I removed the masking tape i used for the table. Hopefully I can cover that up. Figured I'd post my progress...
040813 Untitled / 15" x 11" / Watercolor / Stonehenge Paper

C & C always welcome - Thanks for looking.

Devoted 2Art
04-10-2013, 02:31 AM
:wave: Hi Again! Did a bit on this tonight & thought I'd update before I crash. (Getting a bit sleepy). Anyway - I've decided to make this a gouache painting. So far using mostly Holbein & Maimeri gouache + a bit of Holbein watercolor. Just added glazes to different areas & focused mostly on giving the pipe some dimension.

Untitled - Step 02

C & C most welcome. Thanks for looking.

04-10-2013, 05:15 AM
Looking great so far John.


04-10-2013, 05:19 AM
Excellent painting, John. Everything works!

04-10-2013, 12:08 PM
It looks SUPER, John! Great still life.

04-10-2013, 02:31 PM
Beautiful, John, interesting shapes.

04-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Looks very nice to me John. This is from an original photo on PMP (Paint My Photo). Credit is due to lilibell who has done a beautiful painting from her own set up.

Devoted 2Art
04-10-2013, 08:20 PM
Thank you very much for the encouraging comments Doug, Jan, Darla, Lynn and Lil.
Looks very nice to me John. This is from an original photo on PMP (Paint My Photo). Credit is due to lilibell who has done a beautiful painting from her own set up.

Thank you for that information. I looked for it and found it there along with another painting somebody else did of it too. The photo is called 'Grandpa's Pipe" and both of their wonderful paintings put mine to shame:crying: but I am trying. Gonna post mine there when I'm done & thank Lilibell for the use of the photo. It's really great.

Here's what I did today..... Started adding more glazes everywhere trying to find the right colors. I really didn't have a plan for this painting so I'm just kinda feeling my way along.
Step # 03

Step # 04

Step # 05

Tools Used :
I made a mess:D

Finally looks like it's all coming together to me. Think I'll start darkening some of the background after I make dinner.

Thanks again for the great comments & information.
C & C always welcome -

Devoted 2Art
04-11-2013, 12:38 AM
Here is the final version (For Now:D) - I sure learned a lot.
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" Watercolor + Gouache / 15" x 11" / Stonehenge Paper

All C & C Welcome. Thanks for looking!

04-11-2013, 02:29 AM
Beautiful finish John. The flower is particularly well done.

One observation. The viewpoint is a little below the top of the tea caddy (it curves upward a little) but the band on the knob curves down as if from a higher viewpoint.


04-11-2013, 09:56 AM
Wonderful finish John, subtle reflections catch the eye. This is going to look great on the office or den wall, or maybe the gallery wall. Thanks for the progress photos and step by step.


Devoted 2Art
04-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Thank You very much Doug & Mike - I appreciate your comments.
Doug - I appreciate your pointing out the knob problem for me and I will correct that. It shouldn't be too difficult.

04-12-2013, 12:03 AM
Very nice painting. It's like you can pick the flower right out of the painting:thumbsup:

Devoted 2Art
04-12-2013, 11:27 PM
Thank you very much Roxie!