Saturday, June 03, 2006

Pears and Grapes



I carried a number of reference photos from WetCanvas that I could use during quiet times while visiting my daughter. I sketched these fruits and tried again to focus on achieving the multi-hues I saw in each piece of fruit.

While I think I've achieved my goal with the watercoloring and various hues, I MUST MUST MUST remember to be VERY careful when adding pencil to my watercolors when the paper is wet. This pear looks a bit 'bruised' where I got a bit ambitious with the pencil.

SIGH!

12 comments:

Linda said...

Wow! These are really great! You captured the different colors of the skin of the fruits yet still made the skin look like one solid shiny piece. Great!

Tami said...

I am not sure what the heck you are "sighing" about, these are stunning! BEAUTIFUL job on the blending of colors! This is something I could definitely use more practice at!!!

Terri said...

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Those grapes in particular are simply luscious! Fantastic Lin. :o)

Laura said...

You are on a roll, girl! These are luminous! Beautifully done.

Alanna said...

these two look good enough to frame and hang in a kitchen...or print of and use in a decoupage on something for your kitchen...
yummy...makes me wish grapes were on sale....

shirley said...

The fruit is phenomenal! great coloration, light, roundness.

Teri C said...

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL colors Lin! Wow, you are on such a wonderul roll!

Alison said...

Yes, just fabulous

starrgirl's world said...

this fruit is wonderful, Lin! You really got all those colors and communicated the luscious-ness of it all!

Sue said...

I must disagree that you've given those luscious pears anything resembling a bruised look I thought your fruit was terrific.

Kathleen Marie said...

I think these are fantastic! The highlights on the pears are so lovely, as well as the clear glazes of color you have achieved, which adds so much depth and richness. You are doing great. :)

Felicity said...

Got a Wifi connection and a quick chance to say Hello! I've been eager to see how you are getting on. One word WOW!! Beautiful colours, I love all the fruit you are doing!