Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Back to Grapes
Two grape watercolors I just completed. One has back lighted grapes and leaves and the other has front lighted grapes and leaves.
In both watercolors, the grapes start out as an amorphous wash of color. When dried, I go in and define individual grapes with darker shadow values. In other words, I go out of my way with the initial wash not to paint individually defined grape shapes.