Thursday, December 09, 2010

Aranciata continued


Remember this watercolour of the bottle of San Pellegrino that I started a few weeks ago?  Its still in progress and I devote small amounts of time to it as and when I can.  There are hours and hours left to go in this piece and that's ok.  Its rather therapeutic to add layers or a few little details when I have a few minutes, knowing its building towards completion.

This piece is on a 22 x 30 sheet of 200lb paper.  I really like the heavier paper because I don't have to stretch it beforehand or flatten it after I'm finished.  Its also quite forgiving in terms of scrubbing back when I need to.

The glass of the bottle is textured and I'm trying to create a sense of the texture.  Its starting to come together and I hope once I put in the background it will look better.  The background is another challenge that I haven't wrapped my mind around quite yet...

5 comments:

black bear cabin said...

wow...i dont think it even needs a background...it looks great!

RHCarpenter said...

I like it without the bg, too. Looking good!

sue said...

That looks great, Jeanette! I love it. (I've had that stuff before, and I love it, too!) Can't wait to see it as it goes along.

Hedera said...

It looks very sculptural Jeanette! I agree with everyone else re. the background - I think the negative space gives your subject more "power"... Great work.

lara said...

:)