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?


  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.

  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. ;-)

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


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