Friday, October 22, 2010

Pears Watercolor, 1st Stages

I woke up at 2 a.m. and decided to use the time to start a painting of pears.  The pears were picked from a tree in the back pasture, then photographed.  I'm using a couple of new green paints, Rare Green Earth and Bohemian Green Earth by Daniel Smith.  I have also mixed some of the greens using yellow ochre, azo yellow, and cerulean blue.  Ultramarine Violet was used in areas of the cast shadows.   

7 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

I really like the start of this one, Ann - is Deb your inspiration this time? So glad the docs found the pneumonia in your Mom but sorry about her fall.

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Green as the main color in the palette is something challenging and at the same time worth the effort, haven't heard of those colors until today so I hope you'll share your thoughts about them once you've practiced with them a bit more.
BTW I've just read about your mom, don't know why I thought she was visiting some family when you mentioned you were going to take her home :( hope she's feeling better and it's indeed a happy accident since they've found something that could have gotten pretty bad, I'm hoping for a quick recovery Ann

debwardart said...

This will be another great painting. Havent' stopped by for a few days - also liked the skin tones post! Hope your mom is doing better now.

Ann Buckner said...

Hi Rhonda - I started the pears because I new I would have to concentrate as hard but would be good practice with shape, form, color and values. I saw Deb's post so maybe that was the inspiration. :)

Teresa, I will let you know what I think about the greens after I have used them a bit more. Thanks for your interest in them and your thoughts for Mom. You weren't mistaken, she was on a trip to Joplin, came home Wednesday afternoon, fell Thursday morning. :)

Hi Deb, just saw your rose which is a beauty. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. :)

Silver said...

I find my inspiration at the oddest hours too..

Like the pale wash effects.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann, These will be beautiful and I can't wait to see more! Your pears always inspire me! So how do you like the Bohemian Green Earth? I found it very frustrating to use but I hope you like it. I hope your Mom is doing well!!!

Nora Mackin said...

I'm really liking how this is starting Ann, I can't wait to see it done. Yes let us know how you like these greens.