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07-16-2000, 04:03 PM
I do occasionally tangle with watercolour (especially when I have been asked to teach it LOL). Came across this study of apples that I did for a class. My aim was to build up layers of colour but I also wanted some blending, so I was letting wet edges run into each other. Also wanted to try this peachy coloured paper which gave me the opportunity to use a bit of white.
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The trouble I find with watercolour is it does like to do some of the painting for you! I know that this can lead to beautiful effects but I am a bit of a control-freak so this worries me. I shall now head off back to the pastels corner. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


07-16-2000, 05:42 PM
Cool looking apples Sandra! Have any plans for visiting Florida any time soon? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif one question: what color is your shadows? lt. ultramarine blue? thanks, Sandy

07-16-2000, 05:57 PM
Hi Sandy!
Ultramarine blue mixed with a small amount of alizarin crimson and a touch of cadmium yellow (to stop is being purple). Just going for a fairly neutral, warmish grey.

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07-16-2000, 06:19 PM
no, wait... very nice apples! do I see some white gouache highlights on the paper and perhaps also on the apples? curious...


07-16-2000, 08:11 PM
mmmmm...that red delicious in the upper right looks tempting, but then i'm partial to that mcintosh to the lower right....oh, i could bake a tart with that granny smith to the left....mmmmmmm delicious!

I like your peachy paper i think it really adds a nice touch to your apples!


Lynda Mortensen
07-17-2000, 01:53 AM
they looked so delicious that I had to go to the fridge to get a real apple to eat! You're not a subliminal advertising executive are you? :-)

07-17-2000, 03:55 PM
Ane you say you do just a bit of watercolor!! these are super!!

07-18-2000, 07:44 PM
WOW from me, too!! These are beautifully done apples. They look very much like oils, especially the one in the middle. The only thing I would do is to soften the outermost edges of the shadows--diffused light. I wish my watercolors turned out like this one. Great job! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Karen

07-19-2000, 04:37 PM
Now look, you're all making me want to get involved with watercolour again. It'll only end in tears!

best wishes

[This message has been edited by sandrafletcher (edited July 19, 2000).]