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06-15-2011, 10:31 PM
14x16", Arches 300lb cold press watercolor paper primed with clear gesso, marble dust and clear colourfix primer mounted on foamcore. Every brand in the box. C&C appreciated!
So I set up some fiestaware, all set to paint that, and realized that I loved the effect of having put the setup on layers of torn and folded over fadeless paper (intensely saturated construction paper that casts wonderful glows). This is very much a WIP, having problems with shadows, especially on the yellow cup. Any suggestions would be welcome!
06-15-2011, 11:48 PM
Well, from one Fiesta ware lover to another, I'm loving the colors and think you nailed 'em! Shading in the red bowl/perspective/depth seems a bit off in relation to the cup if you're going for complete realism...seafoam green foreground is awesome.
All in all it's a fiesta...and that makes me happy!!!
06-15-2011, 11:59 PM
Well looky who is here...old home week on this thread. :lol: Hi girls.
It seems milady that the shadow on the actual cup is on one side and the shadow cast on the saucer is on the other?
I love the detailed explanation of your paper. I didn't realize at first that the torn paper didn't have anything to do with the actual paper you were painting on but see how the set up throws out the opportunity for the addition of some wonderful colours.:thumbsup:
Cheers, Di :cat:
06-16-2011, 01:27 PM
shadows on yellow are very tricky. One suggestion: put "shadows on yellow wall" into google images, and take a look at the colours of the cast shadows you will find.
shadows are transparent, and although when cast onto an object they often contain something of the complementary colour, yellow seems to have a will of its own and imposes itself into the shadow, turning it, often, almost brownish or even orange-ish, or perhaps dark yellow with a warm hint of purple in there.
have a look at the images as suggested, I think it might help.
06-16-2011, 04:16 PM
Wow, I'm honored to have received visits from two WC Superstars, thank you Dianna and Jackie!
I'm looking at those yellow shadows, thanks Jackie!
06-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Hey Chaus! You have all the basic colors covered! That yellow shadow can be confusing. I rarely use yellows as a featured object. The advise above makes sense to me. One thing I try to avoid is doing a painting in two's. It seems as though two's vie for attention. I would consider possibly adding a third element. I would also suggest avoiding parallels since this directs the eye to work in a more horizontal direction which instinctively the eye wants to do anyway and which it is accustomed to.
06-16-2011, 10:01 PM
wow those are some intense colors :) Great job!
06-17-2011, 08:59 AM
Love the colors!
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