Still Life Wine in Watercolour

by Barbara
(Moe. Victoria)

Still life wine

Still life wine

My watercolour of still life is my first one.

It was painted on 350 rough a surface I particualry enjoy to use.
The size is one eighth of a sheet, and was asked for as an exercise by our local Art Group. The background was for me the most challenging, a shadow still needs to be applied, but at this point in time I'm a but nervous about putting it in, but will.

I'm most pleased with the bottle itself, the background is a bit of a worry to me, I'd was advised to put the subject matter in a cloudy sky, I do feel now that such a background would have worked well, then the painting could have been named Heavenly. lol.
Regards Barbara.

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Love those Grapes !!
by: Gail

Hi Barbara;

Painting realistic glass in watercolour is difficult and you have painted your bottle and glass very well.

I am thinking that your scan is a bit on the dark side and that your painting is much brighter in real life... Your cast shadows will definitely kick this painting up a notch.

TIP: Before I start applying paint, I decide where my light source is coming from and place a pencil arrow on the paper. That way I don't have to stop and think about where to place highlights and shadows as the arrow is a constant reminder of where the light is coming from ...

Looking forward to seeing this again with the shadows in place.

Cheers,

Gail





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thanks karla
by: Barbara

Thank you Karla, it's not a curtain, but the shadow of my wire door, the mauve is the wall.
Your comments are much appreciated.

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thanks Joy
by: Barbara

Hello Joy, many thanks for your comments, the shadow I'll creep up on when I've made up my mind how to approach it, thanks again.

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Like the bottle!!!
by: Karla

I love the bottle. Also like the colors used. Is that a curtain in the background? Good detail and shading on it! Karla USA

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Still Life Wine
by: Joy

Hi Barbara,

You have done a great job on this still life...I agree that you need shadows but so far it is a good job and well done

Happy Painting

Joy

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