View Full Version : RoundBin50....... How I got there !!!!

09-15-2005, 03:24 PM
For week 50 of the Round Bin challenge - after 'A' and 'B' I decided to go for 'C' .......my originality knows no bounds :D

I started with Cat, clock & candles- but dropped the first two when I found flowers from the garden.... clematis, crocosmia and coryopteris.... then discovered a white campanlua blooming so ditched the cat for a white cup !!!

Started with an all dark greeny blue background . ........but decided too much contrast so added some gold/cream cloth........ then sketched it in and started painting with the darkekst flowers and the jug
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/4661-50-c-setup133.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/4661-50-c-1-130.jpg
next I put in the explosive crocosmia flowers that I wanted to look like a burst of fireworks. then the blue caryopteris to get the colour spread
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/4661-50-c-3-137.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/4661-50-c-cu-croc136.jpg

next the the paler drape in the background and overlaying the greens then put on the darker background tones
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/4661-50-c-4-183.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/4661-50-c-5-186.jpg

didnt feel this gave a balanced pic with the 'fireworks' effect I wanted so decided to overpaint the LHS blue as well......... and play with the hanging cloth......... this time the tape didnt stick !!!!

09-15-2005, 03:30 PM
So this is the final pic plus a couple of closeups



Happy for C&C as usual......

forgot to say its on Arches 1/4 sheet wider pallette than usual.........

and opaque white !!!!!!!!

09-15-2005, 03:49 PM
JT my friend, I was loving this up to the point where you painted the left side blue!!!! Sorry, it just looked better before.

Having said that, I really like your close ups, especially the cup with the jug behind, what about a severe crop? ;)



09-15-2005, 04:36 PM
LOL. I especially took the photos so someone could say that :D Thought it would be Uschi ;) :wave: Uschi :)

How severe a crop....... possibly square bottom 2/3rds??

My own opinion is that it was a better but more ordinary/ less interestng painting before the blue !!!!

09-15-2005, 04:59 PM
Hmmmmmm I knew you'd ask what crop! lol

Something like this?


09-15-2005, 07:25 PM
Hi JT... Like Ruth, I LOVED this up until you added the blues into your left side background... but I do like this as is... in fact, I don't care much for the crop... sorry to both of you...

I really like the rich colour in all your blooms and would hate to see you cut them off... those orangey blossoms definitely have sparks flying... the purples are gorgeous... your cup and vase are EXCELLENT... that cup looks precariously close to the edge of the table... it would be broken in a heartbeat at my house! LOL...

09-15-2005, 07:41 PM
Char.......... I dont think I care for the crop now either ;) (Sorry Ruth - even though it was what I had in mind !!!!)

IRL the cup would be a furry football here too..... but in paintings I just love a spot of exagerated precarious balance :) Thanks for commenting in the other thread too Char ;)

09-16-2005, 04:51 AM

Is absolutely beau-ti-ful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **sigh**

The updated painting is still very nice. The cup tho' now looks like it is precariously perched on the edge of the table. I want to move it 'cause it is gonna fall off..:D