Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sweet Peas and Succulents

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14 x 10 in  -  36 x 25 cm     Watercolor    

I attempted to do this with a Charles Reid approach. I knew this would be a difficult reference to work from.

I have had some success with this approach in the past see this previous blog entry.

Back then I was careful to only have a few flowers in the composition.

This time I was much more ambitious. The right side got a little over worked and the dull base is clearly, not a pleasure to look at, despite it following the reference quite well. There must be a lesson in composition hidden in there somewhere.

While I know this can be said of most of my paintings. I think it is true with this one that if you get back far enough it does start to hold together.

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