Sunday, October 15, 2023

Gather a Picnic


I really love this 5x7" painting, but at one point, I really hated it! It was painted around midnight!

This piece is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art. I loved the picture and wanted to paint it, but I am not a fan of stripes. So when I transferred the outline to my watercolor block, I left the stripes out. When I realized that I needed them, it was too late to trace. So I drew a few and painted the rest. As I followed the tutorial I began to enjoy it and couldn't put the paint brush down!

I painted those stripes too dark and made them lighter by wetting them and wiping them with a paper towel. I loved the piece later, but realized that wiping the stripes, also wiped the shadows. I painted the shows back in around the basket and still love the painting.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors on a New York Central Art Supply watercolor block  (140 lb.).



Em Louise Fairley said...

Carla, it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

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Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for another beautiful submission to our challenge at A Place to Start!

Helen said...

Beautifully coloured.

Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start.

Helen x

sweetpea said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Janet DT.