Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BLUE PITCHER AND PEARS ON LACE - PART 4

That pitcher was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO blue - had to “dumb down” the blue and darken the shadow side – and hoped I didn’t ruin it.
I also began the background – my “nebulous” background, as I call all/most of my backgrounds.

11 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The color combination is wonderful.

debwardart said...

Nancy - thanks - compliments are always welcome!

RHCarpenter said...

No, you didn't ruin it at all...just added a bit more depth and shape. Don't worry about the nebulous bg - we don't need anything there but a resting place around the main objects/stars.

Chris Beck said...

That dark and the enhancements of the shadows are really making this pop! Can't wait to see what's next!!

Cindi said...

whoa is that eyepoppin blue... or waht?? LOL love the reflections and the shadow and the lace!!! triple WOW!!

debwardart said...

Rhonda - next to lace, I'm "famous" for my nebulous backgrounds!
Chris and Cindi - almost done - thanks for the comments.

Ginny Stiles said...

Boy, I need a lesson in fluid acrylics.
I can't believe how to got those pears to look so juicy and delicious!
And what blue DID you use?

debwardart said...

Ginny - stop on by and I'll give you a lesson!!! I started with cobalt, maybe french ultramarine? and who knows what else??

Kathy Wirth said...

Deb - Don't want to quibble, but are you sure this pitcher is Fiesta ware? It looks like a Hall ball pitcher, also a favorite vintage piece. I know folks who collect only ball pitchers, as they came in many colors.

Not that it matters, of course. I don't want you to move the pitcher right now (!), but when the painting is done maybe you could tell me what markings are on the bottom. Hall or Fiesta, either way, this is a dynamite painting!

debwardart said...

Kathy - just circles in circles on the bottom - my mom always called it Fiestaware - which is it???? Thanks!

Chris Beck said...

I have to agree with Kathy. I have a lot of Hall pitchers because I love the shape and intense colors and this looks suspiciously like their style. But there were a lot of takes on this basic shape, so anything's possible.