Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Working Away!

Just dropping by to share my progress so far.

"Ripples" WIP
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.


  1. I see ripples, Carmella, I love the title. It helps to have a vision when working on a large project like this one. I also see your reflection in the ornaments, holding up a camera and the side of your house, amazing! Thanks for the sneak peak!

  2. Thank you Celia. I wondered if anyone anyone would notice my reflection in some of the ornaments.
    I had thought of taking them out but decieded it was a fun thing to keep. Have a good day!


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