Wednesday, March 9, 2011

On to the Other Side

Determined to keep myself in a mode of allowing good things to come my way, I painted. Yes, I did. I took the time while my granddaughter napped this morning and ran to the paints. I cannot let another day like that get the better of me. My mind is set. I must paint daily. At least I'll try to paint daily. Fingers crossed!

Let me remind you, I'm still not happy with the colors I'm using. I don't mind mixing colors to get what I'm looking for, but this is ridiculous. I just can't make the colors I need with these paints. MamieriBlu is lovely and creamy, blends nicely on the paper, but my brain is looking for colors that are just not there! What else can I say? Maybe I didn't buy all the colors I needed? My palette is full, but I am still lost without some of my favorite colors.


I like using a palette with minimal, but essential colors. Here I have more than I really need except they don't look like the colors I'm accustomed to using. I know I keep harping on it. It's a problem for me.

Other Side of the Dark Apple (c)2011 Dora Sislian Themeli
8x12 Watercolor on Arches paper
I turned the still life set-up around once again, to get a different perspective. I also moved around the table to get the shadows going in the opposite direction. The reds are not what I wanted, but somehow it works. I'm not sure if the apple looks like it's laying down. I think it's floating. Maybe I'm wrong. I don't care. I signed it and it's finished. Questions? Comments? Criticisms?

3 comments:

  1. It does look like it is laying down or more so leaning with the bottom of it higher than the top. I love the blues in the red. It gives it a different depth than just the glossy white reflection of light you'd expect.

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  2. Thanks so much for weighing in on this piece, C. I'm going to try it again. Practices good, even if it doesn't make perfect. ;-)

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  3. I meant "practice is" LOL. iPad has it's own brain!

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