Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Watercolor Work in Progress

 I thought you might like to see my current work in progress. I think I am about half way to completion on this 26" high by 42" wide transparent watercolor commission. To give you an idea of size, every one of the tulips is larger than my fist! I will soon be blocking in the wicker furniture, then detailing certain areas of focus. I love the composition of this piece - how the leaves create action and draw you around the painting and to the tulips. The shadow on the wicker table pulls you from the outer tulips to the vase, and the shadows in the vase pull you back up to the leaves. I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the creating process plays out. 

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Robin Weiss said...

Hi Joanne! I like the composition too! Nice movement. Great job!

Cheryl McCarley said...

Hi Joanne,
Thanks for your wonderful commnent on my recent painting. I truely appreciate it. These tulips are looking awsome! I can't wait to see it finished. Is it ok to put you down as my favorite blogs to visit? Thanks again!

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Joanne, I like how this one is coming along, and the work in progress steps that you are showing.
Can't wait to see it finished.

Kim said...

Have I mentioned that I love your stuff? It's so exciting to see it all come together, don't you think?

Michelle said...

This is a fantastic post! I absolutely LOVE seeing how a painter thinks out each piece.

I imagine you must be a very careful planner to keep this huge piece in such beautiful shape.

Keep it coming - this is awesome!

Joanne said...

Hey Robin,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! I appreciate your comments. I'll be visiting you at your blog again soon. :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Cheryl! Nice to "talk" to you again. I would be honored to have you create a link to my blog- I will do the same for you. Thanks for your kind words.

Joanne said...

Thanks for your encouragement...I appreciate it coming from a master like you!

You know me too well - yes, I do find it exciting to have things come together, but I still find I am nervous until it is all done. I really want the client to be totally happy with the end result! Thanks for stopping by.

Joanne said...

Hi Michelle,
You are such an encourager! Glad you think it is looking good so far.Your opinion matters to me! :-)

Jean Victory said...

Hi Joanne!
Wow, I like seeing your progression and I like the painting. Nice job!!

Joanne said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks for visiting - and for your encouragement! That Hamilton Beach mixer you are working on is just great! It's fun to see the progress on a blog, isn't it? Come back next week, and there should be more to see on this one!

Mark Adams said...

I like the way this painting is progressing. It has a “Carolyn Brady” feel to it. I am envious that you can work this well and on this large a scale in transparent watercolor. It’s like tightrope walking; one slip and it’s all over. I can’t wait to see the finished piece.

Joanne said...

Hi Mark,
You are so kind! Carolyn Brady was a fabulous artist- definitely one I could aspire towards! And you are right about the tightrope - I can't look down or it spells disaster! (lol) Have a safe trip to visit your uncle, and thanks for visiting.