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.

9 comments:

msroxy said...

Oh my god, your work is so amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

meera said...

I love the colors, play of light and the tight loose style of painting! --wonderful combination of the different elements!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Dr. Finch!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Meera!

Susan Roux said...

I love your glowing grapes. They're a favorite subject to view.

David Lobenberg said...

Hi Susan. Glad you like my little green ones here. I read one of your posts about what a terrible time you were having in the sunshine at a table with a good friend drinking some sort of good looking cocktail. Yes, life can be tough!

Jan Blawat said...

These are the grapiest! They have that glow that makes a Thompson Seedless so delicious, I can taste the grapes in this painting.

Stop by the Corn Stand on your way to Amador County, David. There are some awesome vegetables to paint.

David Lobenberg said...

Jan, thanks for your comments as always. I stopped on the way back from scouting out Amador last week and will continue to drop buy on the way up or back this Oct.

Liana Yarckin said...

again, absolutley gorgeous! also, love your humor. great title. i'm a fan. thanks for the prices on the others.