Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ted Head Watercolor Workshop last weekend



While I was studying and recharging I thought I would post this watercolor that I did last weekend in Ted Head's watercolor class.
This one was really challenging. Fruit has always been difficult for me to paint. This was painted on 11x 14 AquaBoard by Ampersand and usually I like painting on this surface but this was harder than usual. I usually paint Poppies on these boards which are abstract and easier. But I do like these boards. I like flowers better but it is always good to S_T_R_E_T_C_H yourself.
I think the cherries are beginning to rot on the bottom...need to work some more on those pesky shadows!

9 comments:

lori vliegen said...

awesome, martha! absolutely awesome! all of that
s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g is really paying off! :)

Anonymous said...

The fruit is very realistic and shows great depth. Even if it's not your favorite, you did a good job rendering this still life.

Ken

2ifbysea said...

Hey Martha! I know Ted. His brother Danny is a good friend of mine from when I worked at Bellsouth. What a small world! Love the painting. I'm a fanatic for art that involves images of pears.

Gifts of Creation said...

Martha this is so beautiful!!

Brenda Heisler said...

I think it's wonderful. I've heard the hardest thing to get right is the shadows. It's all a mystery to me. Wish I had your talent.

Brenda said...

I think the fruit looks fantastic, good enough to eat. I have an award for you on my blog.

julie king said...

it is hard to believe that this is watercolor at first glance. i think it is just wonderful, even the cherries. you are so talented!

Sherry said...

I think this is really nice. I still haven't mastered watercolor.

Laurenlzzd said...

Martha this is so beautiful!!

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