Thursday, December 09, 2010
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...