Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Virtual Sketch Date

I have company coming this weekend, so I'm posting my painting for the October Virtual Sketch Date early. This is the first time I've used rough paper and I really like the granulation.


Blogger christine said...

Sharon, I love the textured, gritty pear-essence you've captured!

October 23, 2008 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Sharon this is just lovely

October 23, 2008 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

These are fresh and light, your usual deft touch.

October 24, 2008 at 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

I really like it how you overlapped the left pear with the middle one.

October 24, 2008 at 3:26 PM  
Anonymous leslie said...

Very clean. Very sumi-e.

October 24, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This truely is lovely. Bright, clean and straight forward. Did I say how great this is?

October 24, 2008 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Vivienne said...

Super work, Sharon. I admire the neatly placed and natural looking dark spots... I tried the "controlled" splash, with rather messy results.Tips?

October 25, 2008 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

the texture in the piece is perfect, very nice indeed.

October 25, 2008 at 5:33 AM  
Blogger A Brush with Color said...

I always love watercolor paintings of pears, but yours are exquisite. Beautiful!

October 25, 2008 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger laura said...

Simply beautiful, Sharon--the light, the colors, the shapes of the pears. Beautifully handled!

October 25, 2008 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Rose said...

what a nice and bright group of pears!

October 25, 2008 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger willow said...

Brilliant, Sharon! These are absolutely perfect!!!

October 25, 2008 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

These are beautiful! You're right -- the rough paper really works well with the subject.

October 25, 2008 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Regina Calton Burchett said...

Your painting look like pears taste - cool, crisp, clean. Wonderful job!!

October 25, 2008 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Jan Pope said...

So nice. Colors are great.

October 26, 2008 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger shicat said...

Really beautiful and transparent. Just lovely

October 26, 2008 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger kay susan said...

Nice work! I like the way you changed the composition and overlapped those two pears.

October 26, 2008 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Vivienne said...

Hi Sharon. Thanks for your comment on my blog, and for the clever and generous tip. Your use of the paint's granulation is so good, with the added effect just finishing it beautifully. After looking at lots of pears, your version comes up trumps! It's really great.

October 26, 2008 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

This leaps off the page, well, of my computer screen! I love it, you make it look effortless!

October 27, 2008 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger June said...

I've seen a lot of these pears by now, but these are in the very tip-top of the whole crop. Beautiful work!

October 27, 2008 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Just beautiful, Sharon.

October 27, 2008 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger "JeanneG" said...

Very nice. I like the colors you got.

October 27, 2008 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Paulette said...

Wonderful colours and shape.
Gorgeous picture!

October 28, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger SYLVIANE said...

this is wonderful and so fresh!

October 28, 2008 at 2:43 PM  
OpenID ujwala said...

wow! they look fabulous!

October 29, 2008 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger df said...

Wow, the paper was perfect for the subject matter.
Theses are very nice. Love the white spots too.
what paper did you use?

October 31, 2008 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I used Arches 140 lb. rough for this, but I think I like Lanaquarelle rough watercolor paper better.

October 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

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