Monday, February 27, 2012

Cruet and Pear still life

15x22 transparent watercolor on Italia 140 lb cold press paper of a ripe pear, clear cruet and glass bottle with lacy linens.  When painting glass it is important to paint what you see which are reflections for the most part.  A proper balance of values is vital, too, when planning your layout and palette, and don't forget bounce light.  This golden light reflects from the pear to the clear glass sides of the cruet.  For the lace cut-outs some are freehanded while other "holes" are placed strategically using a large round paper doily as a stencil.

2 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I especially like the tension of the pear against the glass. This is a really good painting.

Barbara Pagliarani La Mia Pittura La Mia Arte said...

wow, beautiful effect!