Thursday, August 5, 2010

Got the Blues!

I thought I posted this watercolor here but I put it on Art Colony blog first. It is 15x21.75 and was painted on the backside of a failed acrylic that had wax crayon lines. If you look closely you can see these lines that I decided to include within the composition of these fresh blueberries. I used a paper doily as a background stencil for a suggestion of lace; this creates repetition of the round holes in the old colander/strainer.

9 comments:

Leada said...

Yummy, love those blues!

Kay Smith said...

Thanks Leada!

Janice said...

Kay, I love this blueberry painting, it is beautiful....I think I'll make blueberry cobbler today!

Sandra said...

As usual I look at your painting and smile. It's just so me! Did you use lace as a stencil? The whole painting is fresh and lovely. I just love your style!

Suzy Pal Powell said...

Kay, the colors of your blueberries are beautiful! i may need to ask you how you got that great color!!
Suzy Pal

Kay Smith said...

Some fresh blueberry muffins from scratch with real butter comes to mind...lately I've been painting food for some strange reason.

I used a paper doily placemat edges for a stencil. Also have a cheap dollar store plastic lace tablecloth to use.

For the paint colors: Prussian blue, manganese, cobalt, UB, and Midnight Blue (by American Journey).

Frank said...

I really like this one, you've captured the battered old enamel strainer perfectly.

RoseAnn Hayes said...

This one just grabbed me and I can't stop looking at it - it's wonderful and fresh and perfect.

AMY H WHITEHOUSE said...

This is stunning; I absolutely love it and I think you are incredibly versatile; one of my very favorite artists.
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