Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Oranges 2

Oranges 2
9" x 12" 
Watercolor on Gessoed
Ampersand Board

In this photo those darks look really dark, but there is variation of color and values within them.  I am calling this one done even though I may go back in and work some of the smaller oranges at the top or I may just leave them and go on to another painting.  The next step is to seal the painting so it doesn't bleed.  That should be interesting. 

9 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Very loose and painterly, Ann :) You should be able to just spray seal it with an acrylic spray.

Studio at the Farm said...

It's beautiful, Ann. I love the soft, watery look. What are you going to use to seal it? And how are your eyes doing??

Christiane Kingsley said...

The light in this painting is superb, Ann. I love it.
I should give Ampersand another try - I have never had any success with it.

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks all of you.

Rhonda, appreciate your recommendation on the sealer.

Kathryn, I have a Krylon spray sealer I will use. Should be interesting to see if any of the paint moves. The eyes are better but still dry. Still not allowed to wear contacts. Thank you for asking. :0

Christiane, hope you do give the Ampersand another try. Always good to have fun and experiment, isn't it.

Crystal Cook said...

I've missed coming by your blog for a while Ann. :) I hope you're well. I really love the juiciness of the watercolor here, I don't know how you painted it on a gessoed surface but the effect is gorgeous.

Sarika Barua said...

Ann...I really like the casualness yet a very pleasant picture that you have been able to develop... Loved the looseness andlight flow of colour... Liked it very much... carry on the good work...

Mermaid's Palette said...

This is beautiful, Ann! I have never used watercolor on gesso, but love the look!

Mari Jose Molina said...

Beautiful, good job!! :)

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks all of you for commenting and taking time to look at this painting. The Krylon spray sealer worked great.

Crystal, I keep a lookout for your work and see it at Daily Painters and of course, your blog. :)