Subscribe to My Mailing List

Google Groups Subscribe to Watercolorist
Browse Archives at

Friday, March 16, 2007

Gravy Boat Step 3

Well, I am not setting any world records with this one but I am enjoying some other things now since I finished the taking my time. I have placed the first wash into the background just to give it some substance. This will allow me to do the rest of the painting and then work gradually to the depth I want in the background without going dark right away...I like to wait and see if I can get by without using that trick. Going dark always adds alot of drama but it is not the only answer so I am going to work on it slowly to see if a lighter color will work as well. I will only work on the darker grapes at this point because once everything is done, it is sometimes surprising how little has to be done on those light bright areas...I will wait to determine if they[the lightest grapes] will need more color.


Michelle Smith said...

It's interesting to see the progression of this painting. The grapes look very luminous.

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you Michelle...I have gotten slowed down again but it was my birthday and my girlfriends birthday so we ran off to play for a few days!!! So now I need to buckle down and get moving with this! Thanks for posting!

Bob said...

Hey Jane, it is really looking super. I love the traslucent look of the grapes and your design...I'll be back to look again...Bob

Jane Freeman said...

Thanks Bob...I paint just a little every day now as warmer weather has struck here in northern minnesota so it is real hard to stay indoors after a long instead I play more than I paint! But I am progressing and towards the end of the week I will do an update.

Vera Dennen said...

Hi Jane, can't wait to order your book. Ahead of schedule no less, am certainly impressed. Knew you could do it!!!! Ha!