Monday, September 5, 2011

More Crabapple

Here's a start on a background. The gold ochre is not quite so yellow here but it'll be changing any way, to what I'm not sure. Smoothed out the shadowing and added highlights and reflected light. I'm taking a break now before developing the light. First I must decide on the background.


  1. This is really looking good. Your progress is amazing and your blog is always interesting. Nancy

  2. WOW! WOW! WOW!
    ~ gretchen

  3. great catching up today! really like the crabapples--so sweet!! you are getting a nice quality to your brush stroke and layering. look into richard schmid's book-Alla Prima- for the studies i mentioned. you will learn so much about mixing-and optical mixing. i also like his point of view about painting. still looking for american artist back issues-did you have any luck? new favorite artist-gregory strachov-check him out. dorothy

  4. Don't like it, eh? ;-)
    Thanks so much, Gretchen. :-)

  5. I've been practicing brush strokes by using a very light touch, mostly to prevent lifting. Meant to discuss that issue with you today. Next time, for sure.

    Alla Prima ordered!

    Ya, great chatting today. Just sent a few links. I found the back issues on CD but not into the 90's. I'll poke around some more.

    Those are amazing watercolors. I'd never of guessed the medium.