Tuesday, August 24, 2010
How green are my grapes
I found a wonderful photo of green grapes on the net and used it as a reference to crank out this watercolor (11"X15"). First I laid down a light green/yellow wash for the grapes and let it dry. Then I painted clear water around the grapes and painted the darkish background colors wet-on-wet. After that, I painted in more color hues on the grapes, mostly wet-on-wet and a few wet-on-dry. At the same time, I laid down some more washes onto my previously painted background to darken it a bit more in order to contrast against the grapes. Finally, I worked on coloring the grape stems and painting some spots on all the individual grapes...do grapes get acne? This is a combination of loose and tight water coloring.