Friday, January 18, 2008

Onion Bucket



Being a mostly self-taught artist has meant not just exploration and discovery for me, but also study of and learning from other artists' techniques. This 22 1/2" x 15" watercolor is probably my favorite of all my watercolor work to date. It was inspired by the work of Ray Hendershot from his book, Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors. I have done other watercolors of buckets since painting this one a number of years ago, but the pleasure this painting brings me each time I view it pushes me forward to learn and grow more as an artist.

This painting is not for sale. 

Please contact me if you wish to commission a painting: jogiesbrecht@gmail.com

 

13 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

What a great choice of subject Joanne. The colors of the two onions and the bucket are so alike. The peeling paint on the bucket and the way an onion peels apart seems to go hand in hand for me.
Well done.

Don Gray said...

Nice job, Joanne. This painting has a great feel to it--beautifully handled.

Michelle said...

I love the joy that you get from things you've painted. Thats how you know you are on the right track!

Great stuff. Very delicately handled painting. :)

Kim said...

Everyone else has said it so well...beautiful work.

Cheryl McCarley said...

I, as well, am pretty much self taught with a lot exploration. So, I so totally understand about trial an error with style and medium. This is wonderful piece! I praise you with going with watercolor. That's a tough medium. I look forward to seeing the next one.

Joanne said...

Thanks for your insightful comments, Frank. For me, when meaning and painting connect in the way you mention, it becomes a powerful dynamic. I appreciate your encouragement.

Joanne said...

Thanks for visiting Don. I value your comment and time!

Joanne said...

Michelle, Your comments and friendship are often the fuel which keeps me going when i feel low. Thanks, friend!

Joanne said...

Kim, Thank you for your faith in my work and constant encouragement.

Joanne said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for stopping by my blog...and for your comments. I agree that watercolor is tough - it is quite challenging, but when it turns out, there is no feeling like it! I'll be visiting your blog again soon. I look forward to your work in 2008!

Alvin Richard said...

Beautiful composition and nice attention to details. Love the fact the you have kept a balancing act with the colors of the bucket to reflect those of the onions.

Joanne said...

Thanks, Alvin. It is always great to receive feedback from an artist who has so much talent!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It's a beauty!