Just dropping by to share my progress so far.
Watercolor, 22" x 24"
300 lb Cold Press Arches
I am just entralled with the color I have to work with here.
The glowing, the reflections are all facinating to paint!
I am just starting with the shadow work, which along with the cloth,
are what I'll work on today before moving onto the large plate.
I now have a working title, "Ripples".
Sounds odd but let me explain.
When I first set this still life up I took a ton of photos as I always do.
When I climbed up on my ladder to get an overhead shot I saw an illusion I wasn't expecting.
As I looked down the glass and shadows looked like a water scene with the
spheres bobbing and floating on top.
That along with the blue/green/white striped fabric all added to the feel
of water and that ripple effect as when raindrops fall on still water.
A little out there and maybe I'm the only one who will ever see it that way but I'm going with it!
Of course if I can't pull off the effect in the final painting I may change all that :)
So I'm slowly getting there.