Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Farmers Market #13
Farmers Market #12
5x7 watercolor on acid free paper Not for sale
Here is a more traditional approach to painting the garlic.
Well...as traditional as I can get anymore. A bit of fracturing
In this piece I used three opaque watercolors
along with the transparent colors.
Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre and some Chinese White.
I love a touch of opaque paint to contrast next to the
glow of transparent color. An artist who used this to
great effect was J.M.W. Turner click to see his work.
I have been known to tear up in front of his paintings.
He belonged to the Romantic School and was a forerunner
of Impressionism. I marvel at his watercolors and he used the
Chinese White... so if it was good enough for Turner....
Holding on to this for a while to see what I think of it
after a week.
Labels: daily painter. blog, farmers market series, garlic, J.M.W.Turner, julie ford oliver, Romanticism, still life, watercolor
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.