Monday, October 12, 2015

Back at the bottles

I have a new piece in the works.
Exploring more tinted glass bottles but now with a few new ones added to my collection.
During my vacation in New Hampshire this summer my sister in law and I
 haunted a few old and new antique stores.  
I found so many beautiful objects to place around my house and to use in painting set ups for my stills.

The vintage Laura Ashley cloth and a cobalt violet bottle flask are my new treasured finds.

 WIP, Watercolor, 15" x 30"
©Carmella Tuliszewski

My drawing on 300 lb. cold press Arches is ready to go.
My line drawing is a map of shapes which help to make the painting part more spontaneous
and give confidence when I lay that first color glaze in.
No amount of glorious color will fix a bad drawing.
For me it's worth the time to get the foundation as best I can.
Before I begin I will use a kneaded eraser to pick up any excess graphite to ensure
clean, crisp color application.

I like to keep a high key photo copy to refer to as I go just to keep those dark areas correct.

Don't you love this part!?
All the happy hours of painting ahead.
I'm very excited to get started!
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