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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tomatoes in Copper Colander

I completed this painting during the weekend - a good activity for cold, snowy weather ...it is a painting for my intermediate watercolor class to paint.  It is 8" x  9" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

It is painted from a photo on the Paint My Picture web site and the photographer is Lillian Bell.  I am unhappy that the camera read the colors so strongly- especially the reds in the tomatoes.  They are not that intense in the painting.

The most difficult thing to paint in this painting was the background, and then the tomatoes.  I could not get them to look like tomatoes and finally gave up.


Susan said...

Barb in spite of what you said about the tomatoes, I think this is fabulous.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan!