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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Three Oranges - The watercolor version

Since I had the still life set up for yesterday's still life, I decided to do the same subject in watercolor.  I will have to say that the oranges look more like oranges than indescriminate fruit like yesterdays...The painting was 9" x 12", but I cropped it to 8" x 8" and it is painted on 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.

5 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

I really liked your oil painting of this set-up but, of course, watercolor is always my favorite and I think using salt (?) on the skin of the oranges really gives it an extra bit of visual interest and play. Well done, as always.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda...These look more like oranges than in the oil of the same subject - probably the salt texture.

djd-fr said...

Both versions are successful, imho, but the texture on the wc one is superb. I see Rhonda answered what i was wondering--how... :-)

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Barb, as much as I like the oranges, I am most impressed by your drapery! Both the oil and watercolor version are wonderful!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, djd and Peggy...I prefer the oil version because I feel the drapery is stronger in that one. Somehow I think the watercolor version is lacking "punch!"