Monday, June 22, 2009

Mother's Pearls

Mother's Pearls
Watercolor on paper 7x7

What a challenge...I actually threw away the first attempt at this painting. Second time around I got a little smarter by doing a few small practice paintings of the pearls and and the background before getting into the 'real' painting. Even at that, this was a real struggle.

The photo colors aren't real accurate and the highlights on the pearls are more subdued. I did a wash on them when I was done and scrubbed the edges to soften. The camera just wouldn't pick up these subtle changes.

My framer is doing her summer window in a beach theme this year...this painting will be part of the display. I hope to get a couple more done but time is getting short.

She has been a real blessing...framing and displaying my work (not charging me until it sells). All my other water colors have sold this spring except two. How good is that?

Anyway, here's my for critique.


Teresa Mallen said...

This is really lovely! You have handled your colours very effectively in the pearls and the shell. Guess that practice paid off. :-) Great job on the background too. Congrats on the watercolour sales! I am sure this one won't last long in the window.

Karen Hargett said...

Absolutely beautiful! No critques here. Love everything about it! Keep up the good work.

Marian Fortunati said...

The luminescence in those pearls is gorgeous!!
Seems like you must be feeling better and that makes you shine too!

Marsha Robinett said...

A special thank you to all for your encouraging comments. This is my favorite painting so far.

The first watercolor that comes close to the look I envision.

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