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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Apple and Silver

                                                                             Silver #1

                                                                            Silver #2

I used this painting (which I painted a month ago) for my lesson Monday night at my intermediate watercolor class.  I always do 2 paintings - the first for the example and the 2nd along with the students during the class.  Although at first glance, they may look alike, I think it is interesting how different the 2 paintings are, when analyzed,  done by the same artist - using the same supplies.  In my opinion, the first is better than the second - the values and the apple are better in the first.
In every lesson, my aim is to teach specific watercolor skills. My students did very well on this painting - a lesson in painting reflections on a shiny object.  I will post their works when they are all completed.

6 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Barb - I think both paintings are wonderful but I did take time to study them and your first is more vibrant. Your art is truly lovely. Take care and God Bless.

Barb Sailor said...

At first glance they look the same - but - as you noted...they are different! :) Thanks for your visit!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Both paintings are wonderful! Wow! I wish I could have taken your class.

allan lim said...

It really takes the pain away when you look at the painting. It's so relaxing. It makes you feel good.

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allan lim said...

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allan lim said...

It really takes the pain away when you look at the painting. It's so relaxing. It makes you feel good.

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