Sunday, January 10, 2010

TMC #23, Tulips


TMC #23
Tulips in Brass Vase
5" x 7"
Watercolor

With this 20 minute challenge I was trying to looking at the larger shapes, especially the darks,then soften edges to achieve a bit of gradation in value along the shadow edge.  Another area I wanted to practice was to leave white space, especially until the color dried.  My plan was to then glaze in a lighter value to give the flowers more form.  I ran out of time so didn't accomplish that. 

4 comments:

hwfarber said...

I really enjoy looking at your paintings--all of them.

RHCarpenter said...

You accomplished a lot in just 20 minutes! I love this one :) It's one of those paintings that look "simple" until you try it!

Tonya Vollertsen said...

I like your lovely loose paintings!

Ann Buckner said...

HW, thank you. That is very encouraging. :)

Rhonda, the vase was the more difficult part for me trying to get the variation in color and some shadows in for form.

Tonya, thank you so much. )