Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cider Jug




I am still working on my watercolor commission, (it's been a busy last two weeks),  so I decided to post this painting. This is another watercolor inspired by the work of Ray Hendershot. It was such a lot of fun to do, with the warm glow of the table and the wood being my favorite parts of this 18" x 24"  work. 

If you would like to commission something similar to this painting, please contact me: jogiesbrecht@gmail.com

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I love how you balanced the cold ceramic whites against the warm browns. As always you conveyed the hint of light hitting the edge beautifully.

Can hardly wait to see the commission!

Jean Victory said...

Joanne,
I wish I could paint with watercolor. You really captured the texture in the wood of the door. Nice painting!

Cheryl McCarley said...

I can't paint in watercolor so, I'm always amazed when I see really great pieces like this. I agree with Jean, the wood detail is excellent. I also like the detail of the jug. Great job!

Joanne said...

Thanks Michelle, Jean and Cheryl for your comments. Watercolor is a medium I have a love/hate relationship with. There are so many factors that create tension in the painting, and I am never sure if a painting will turn out or whether I will start a huge fire in the fireplace and burn it! Usually there are certain parts of each painting that I am happy with, and I try to take that learning along to the next painting. Thanks for visiting me and leaving comments! Michelle - I am getting close to being able to show the commission to the client. Hope they are pleased.

Kim said...

Watercolor may be your toughest medium, but you do it incredibly well. I study your paintings to learn from your work. Just love it!

Joanne said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for your comment. Being a kind of long distance mentor is very humbling! Watercolor, I find, is a very personal medium. You develop a give and take relationship with the paint and water in order to achieve what you want. And then there is the excitement of discovery and happy accidents, which means I never get bored with it! I hope you are having fun with your painting...

I should mention that this painting is one I painted 5 years ago, and I can certainly see where I have improved since that time. What a wonderful journey we painters are on!