12/13/08

REDDER AND BETTER

Here's an update and hopefully an improvement over the pomegranates that I posted on the 4th. Rather than leave the lighter ones as they were, Rhonda suggested darkening them - so they didn't look so much like onions. Her suggestion worked. Thank you, Rhonda.

Using a blind contour drawing as a springboard for a painting allows a lot of freedom for an artist. Almost anything goes, and imagination can have so much fun discovering what the painting will be.

Instead of using fluid acrylics to rework these, I added transparent watercolor over the existing acrylics. In case it didn't look so good, it could be wiped off quickly. Hope they don't resemble red onions ..... well, maybe a little ..... or a lot?

They've been renamed, too. Now they're "THREE OF A KIND."

10 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Yes, Rhonda was right. This is greatly improved to live up to its title although - as I type that, the earlier version really did have its own beauty. The ruby red is glorious.

Dawn said...

very nice Sandy, but I like the first one too. I like em both!

Chris Beck said...

I like the pomegranates, Sandy! Your work in fluid acrylic is fabulous! I especially like "Prayer Box." Your traditional watercolors are wonderful too. I'll stop back again.

Vicki Greene said...

I think they really say "pomegranates" now. Good job!

RHCarpenter said...

Juicy and red! Very nice :)

shicat said...

I just love the color and the texture. I can see remnants of the contour drawing. jsut love it.

Sandy said...

ohhhh, beautiful. I have got to try the blind contour thing...

I LOVE these.

Nick said...

I like this one too, but preferred the unfinished look in the original - I think that's the way I'm leaning in my own work, so take it FWIW. Both are great!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Beautiful, strong colors!

Deborah A. L├ęger said...

beautiful! I love the bold colour!