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Friday, October 15, 2010

Adding the Background

Although we ran out of time in our workshop for Anne Abgott to demonstrate the background for this painting, I referred to her book and also used the same cross-hatching strokes that we used behind the pears.  First I brushed some mask around the edges of the glass and cherries so that I did not have to worry about accidently painting over the edges.  After the paint dried I removed the mask.  I lifted a few highlights on the cherries.  I have to admit, I am exhausted from painting this!  But it always feels real good to finish something.

7 comments:

ti-igra said...

This ... This ... I can not tell how I delight! Incredible! Carolyn, you can create such wonderful pictures! You can draw anything you want:) I'm still impressed and I am look and look a lot on this watercolor and it consumes me! It is a masterpiece! WOW! :-)

Carolyn said...

Thank you Ti-igra!

Euphoria said...

We can see your effort in this one. You should hang it in your kitchen. It´s very beautiful, fresh and full of amazing details!

Carolyn said...

This would be good in the kitchen - make me hungry!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Your cherry painting is wonderful!! It does take a lot of work to do this, I love this style. Your background turned out very well!

Carolyn said...

Thanks Ida!

Sharon said...

I'm liking your move away from landscapes into still life, but that's a personal bias. Very nice!