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Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Yellow Teapot with Green Apples

I painted this still life this afternoon to prepare a lesson for the intermediate watercolor class I am teaching at Riverside Art Center. The painting is 11" x 14" and it is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper from a source photograph from Wet Canvas by AnnaKate. I took some compositional liberties by moving the tea cup down in front and overlapping the pot and adding an apple in front. (see below) I fell in love with this yellow tea pot when I first saw the photograph.


4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh I do think it is stronger compositionally the way you've changed it. The colors are so beautiful together!

Annie Bennett said...

I came upon your blog and love the intensity of your watercolors and the dialogue that goes with your posts.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Sherry! I hope you had a beautiful holiday.

Barb Sailor said...

Annie,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and also for mentioning the intensity of my colors! I am very color oriented and I like strong value contrast also - it makes me happy that you have picked up on what I emphasize!
Barb