Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Grapes and White Flowers

I decided to see how it felt to do a painting from one of my older oil paintings instead of from life. This is something I never would have wanted to do when I was working exclusively in oils. I wanted to see every nuance of color that I could. Working in watercolor has loosened me up in so many ways.
I also used gauche; zinc white. Wasn't sure whether it would make a difference between the zinc and the titanium. Any thoughts? I like the way it looks so in a way it doesn't matter. I've stayed away from using gauche for a long time but now feel good about the freedom it affords me. I don't have to plan every minute detail and yet can get the look I'm after.
"Grapes and White Flowers", 4x3 watercolor on board. POR

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