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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tomatoes in Copper Colander


I completed this painting during the weekend - a good activity for cold, snowy weather ...it is a painting for my intermediate watercolor class to paint.  It is 8" x  9" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

It is painted from a photo on the Paint My Picture web site and the photographer is Lillian Bell.  I am unhappy that the camera read the colors so strongly- especially the reds in the tomatoes.  They are not that intense in the painting.

The most difficult thing to paint in this painting was the background, and then the tomatoes.  I could not get them to look like tomatoes and finally gave up.

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think it is marvelous, Barb. And the tomato colors are so true to the real thing. I think you did wonderfully!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks a lot, Sherry - the color of tomatoes is very hard to get - they are both red and red orange.