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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bennington Mugs painting for Class

This is the painting I have prepared for tomorrow night's intermediate watercolor class. For the subject I selected my favorite mugs - from Bennington Pottery in Vermont - which we received as a wedding present almost 50 years ago. I have always loved their beautiful lines and they are so unique since they are all individually hand made.
The painting is small - 8" x 6" and is painted on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.

5 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barbara,
This painting will provide good practice with shapes, shadows and values. Your students are quite fortunate.

Barbara Sailor said...

Christiane...It went very well tonight. I set up the mug still life and had them do their own drawings - of course they were apprehensive, but all went well. I'll take a picture of the finished projects and post it when they are done.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

What a way to encourage their drawing skills as well as values. This is a subtle painting, but has so many great elements. Nice, Barb!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks Susan...it sounds like you are getting in to the painting groove again - great! I love painting with my painting friends on Thursdays.

Simz said...

This is soo cool :D