Sunday, September 16, 2012

Water Jug II

This is a small still life of a copper pitcher with red silk flowers that I worked up from photographs and sketches I did last year of various containers with flowers (see posts on 13 and 14 March 2011).

I lightly drew in only the pitcher.

Using French ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson I washed in the background with vertical strokes, keeping it fairly pale.

The copper pitcher was painted in with layers of raw sienna, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson.

Once the pitcher had dried the red flowers were painted with alizarin crimson and the shadows washed with a hint of blue.

The leaves and stems were a mix of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna. The shadow was brushed in using the blue. Lastly cadmium yellow was used for the center of the flowers.

This original 3" x 5" watercolour is available matted and shrink wrapped for $20.00. SOLD

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork.