Saturday, August 9, 2008

A study in shading in watercolor class


Saw her sketches of shoes in "This disordered life" blog and it reminded me of my piece from watercolor class 1999. I used flipflops and a well worn sandal of mine. We had to concentrate on shading and picking up color from a piece of still life. I found water color to be hard and unforgiving. Yet I always loved this piece of reflected orange on the wall.

11 comments:

notmassproduced said...

hey - lovely flip flop watercolour - reminds me of my holiday :o)

mcdc3s said...

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lynne h said...

hi joy, this piece is lovely... the reflection of the orange strap is my favorite part. or maybe it's the heel of the other sandal... hard to decide. : )

Leslie said...

You may have found watercolors difficult to deal with, but you sure did a great job with this!

mermaid musings said...

thank you for the inspiration, I have to try this ;-)

kate said...

Gentle and peaceful...kind of like melting into summer. I love the subtle background which reminds me of a concrete or plaster wall. Perhaps in Greece or some other exotic locale?

Abby Creek Art said...

I love this one, Joy. It's very "abstracty" too which makes it even more interesting. Nice work!

Paula said...

Yes the orange is brilliant.

Gallery Juana said...

I love how this turned out. Some of my favorite colors too.

Cory said...

I love this piece...good composition too. You should do more watercolors.

Cory