Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tea Kettle

8.5x5.5 watercolor and ink on Masters Touch sketchbook paper done today.  I've been drinking a lot more tea during the cold weather then placing wet tea bags between pages of different sketchbooks that later will be developed.  Although this whistling tea kettle is an unusual subject, it was a lesson in values.  Mainly I used quinacridone burnt orange and ultramarine blue for the darks and greys.  Quin gold plus arylide yellow was used to paint the warm golden brass parts.  Reflections of the burners in the pot's shiny surface was fun, too.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.

6 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

WOW! my fav of the challenge today. FABULOUS!!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Kay - this one sings of those colors you used - really like it!

Tam Foree said...

This is a great piece you have created. Love it all!!!

Tam Foree said...

This is a great piece you have created. Love it all!!!

Marty Shively said...

Love the graphic effect - while still giving it "Life"

Karen Knutson said...

Wow! Absolutely stupendous!