Thursday, February 11, 2016


"Lemoncello" is finally complete.
I've spent the past month on this working on and off (mostly off :)
and it did give me some trouble in parts.

Watercolor, 18" x 24"
©Carmella Tuliszewski

The shadows on the yellow cloth became "dingy" looking very quickly.
I even considered walking away at one point.
But after a little color play I found that it was fixable by glazing over my violet shadows 
with various golds and oranges.
Calmed it all right down.
Also after finishing the glass globes in the foreground the fabric 
fell into place with the rest of the scene.

Speaking of the glass globes.. my first time painting these little beauties and what fun it was!
Some are more transparent than others which was interesting to depict. 
Because I shot this scene in my front driveway, you can see bits of my front porch and sky 
reflected in a few of them.

The carafe of Limoncello was something else entirely.
many colors from the surrounding bottles bounced off all the complex convex 
shapes making for a challenging process.
But I kept in mind my puzzel theory 
in that its about placing shapes side by side and it kept me going.

Watercolor,  15" x 30"
©Carmella Tuliszewski

I never paint the same scene twice, mostly because I thought I would get bored.
But I was so wrong.  
These colors and that fabric deserved a second look and I learned so much 
more about color and value by following through.

Well for now my bottle collection will go back in my dining room windows.
I think flowers would be a nice change of pace for the next painting.

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