Terracotta Flower

by Ron Zancola
(Long Island, NY USA)

90 Lbs Cold Press, 12" x 9"


One of my first attempts at a real watercolor, did this from my 'minds-eye'

This was just some thing I tried while practicing with different brushes.

I'm most pleased with the color combination and the depth of the flower. I like the rustic look of the overall picture. The stuff coming out of the pot is me fixing a 'happy accident.'

I can still see my pencil guidelines, and the perspective of the flower pot is way off.

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Ron, did you go to Franklin Square HS?
by: Anonymous

Hey Ron, just wondering if you went to Franklin Square H.S. and if so, about when did you go?
I knew a Ron Zancola when I was young and wondered if that was you!

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Ron, did you go to Franklin Square HS?
by: Anonymous

Hey Ron, just wondering if you went to Franklin Square H.S. and if so, about when did you go?
I knew a Ron Zancola when I was young and wondered if that was you!

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terracotta flower
by: breighdi

I agree. I like the colors and the overall rustic look. Perhaps the flower could have been a little more in the center or away from the back of the pot. Like me, fixing happy accidents is the best way to learn.
breighdi

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Terracotta Flower
by: Mops

Hello Ron:
Nice first attempt....BUT.....I hope you don't mind if I give an honest opinion..just my personal thoughts :o)
The stem of your cute little tulip does not go into the earth. The leaves are a bit too uniform. The pot itself is O.K with the curved brush strokes but would be more interesting if you decided which side the light was coming from and then darkened one side of the pot a bit.
You don't have to pay attention to my thoughts though Ron.....my husband doesn't!
Mops

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