Friday, April 15, 2016

Apple Buckets - completed

15x11 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper finished today from the work in progress.  Foreground is layered with midtones and darks, different values and strokes of grasses, leaves, and twigs.  More burnt sienna and quinacridone burnt orange added to shadow side of upright bucket with some splattering to indicate dings and dents.  Also I widened the apple tree trunk on the right side and glazed the bark with quin burnt orange.  Background leafy tree now has darker shadowed leaves on its left side.  Distant tree line on far right was put in for depth, distance and balance.  All in all am pleased with how this still life in a landscape turned out.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

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