Friday, September 28, 2007

Purple Grapes


Purple Grapes
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I was only able to stick to my 'three' washes" in a few places in this sketch, and mercy, can I see a difference. I'll be attempting these again!

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

Well I don't know how many washes you were supposed to do but this is a lovely piece. The different colored grapes and the greens and yellows in the leaves and background look wonderful. Go easier on yourself girl!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I really love the colors you've used in the background. This looks like it could be hanging in an Italian restaruant.

mARTa said...

Oh it's very pretty Lin! But I'm with you..if you are not happy have a go at it again! Besides, it's just paper and paint!

Africantapestry said...

Wonderful colours, I agree with Nancy, this painting has an Italian feel to them..I'd also like to see the next one you do..
Ronell

Bonny said...

Lovely! You captured the quinessential Italian feeling with this one. This could be a cover for a menu in a good Italian restaurant.

Tomorrow Rob and I are participating in a winery tour. I don't know if we'll get to see grapes as I think they are already harvested. We'll see. This painting seems timely and inspirational!

Really, very nice, Lin!

Joan Y said...

Hey Lin, the purple grapes contrast well with the background! The highlights are exceptionally well done too! Very nice!

Jana Bouc said...

I guess I must have missed a post when you talked about 3 washes only but it is a great idea. It forces you to not overwork and to make good choices about the colors and depth of the washes you get to use. I'm going to try that on my next watercolor. It's a good lesson for oil painting alla prima too--where one tries to get the right color with the first brush stroke, rather than layering. It's tough!