Monday, March 31, 2008

Pears, Gray Underpainting

The graphite sketch on a yellow toned paper with added gray underpainting in the shadows, composed of Cobalt Blue, Burnt Sienna, Quin Magenta and Quin. Gold. The paper was then allowed to dry.
After wetting the pears, pale colors of Auerolin yellow, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Quin. Rose, and Scarlet Lake were washed in. The paper was then allowed to dry.

Basically the same colors as mentioned above were again added along with the addition of Virdian. I added more Auerolin yellow to the table top and added shadows. Below, the background was added using the mixed gray underpainting colors. I could have added the colors used in the gray mix individually but felt that as that would create more pattern and wanted the focus on the pears.
5" x 4" Image Size
Fabriano 300# Cold Press Paper


Anonymous said...

Watercolour watercolour watercolour YAY! I didn't think you'd started working on those pears already, way to go Ann :)


Deb L├ęger said...

Ann is fast, Teresa!!! lol Are you going to join us in the pears?

Beautiful work, Ann. Thanks for posting all the steps.

You sure created a beautiful gray! I'll have to start a 'recipe book' with colour mixes. Your pear shapes rock, too. Looks like you kept the transparency also. Are you going to do more?


RH Carpenter said...

Great, you have a good grey underpainting (mine looked horrid!) and I think I'll use your mix and see how it works. This is a good way to use up colors you wouldn't normally use, too - I think I have Aureolin somewhere for a yellow...Your pears look good!

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Teresa, Deb & Rhonda! Fun isn't to experiment and explore. Today is devoted to working on the ANA art group newsletter and website so hopefully more painting and sketching tomorrow.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your experiments with underpainting too, so hurry up girls!

Sandy Maudlin said...

You have a very artitic touch with watercolor. I LOVE the glow on these pears. EXCELLENT. Keep it up.

Ann Buckner said...

Hi Sandy, welcome home from your workshop! That is some great painting on your blog. Thanks for your comments on the pears. Hope to get back to more watercolor work soon.