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.

27 comments:

christine said...

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

Kathleen said...

Sharon this is just lovely

Sherry said...

These are fresh and light, your usual deft touch.

Carolyn said...

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

leslie said...

Very clean. Very sumi-e.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

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

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?

Jeanette said...

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

A Brush with Color said...

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

laura said...

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

Jennifer Rose said...

what a nice and bright group of pears!

willow said...

Brilliant, Sharon! These are absolutely perfect!!!

Linda said...

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

Regina Calton Burchett said...

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

Jan Pope said...

So nice. Colors are great.

shicat said...

Really beautiful and transparent. Just lovely

kay susan said...

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

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.

Stephen Hall said...

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

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!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Just beautiful, Sharon.

"JeanneG" said...

Very nice. I like the colors you got.

Paulette said...

Wonderful colours and shape.
Gorgeous picture!

SYLVIANE said...

this is wonderful and so fresh!

ujwala said...

wow! they look fabulous!

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?

Sharon said...

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