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Apples with Red Pitcher

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I was able to finish this painting really fast. I did this as a part of challenge no.48 of A nos pinceaux , my favorite blog on painting challenges. You can see that my background is completely different from the reference photo I decided to add a wall paper instead. I am able to push it to the background by painting the patterns in dull black. It was a struggle to paint the red pitcher because the paint layers are shifting when I add additional glazes. I still don’t know how to successfully tackle this.


In watercolors on 9 by 12 inches 140# Arches watercolor paper


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April 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm


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I just finished my first orchid painting a few days ago. I am not crazy about painting orchids but since this was a commissioned piece, I had no choice. I struggled the most with the background. I wanted it to be very different from the reference photo. I was making it up as I went with the background. Now as I look at it, it looks alright.  I already started another painting for a painting challenge. The deadline is nearing soon and I got to finish that fast. See you soon!

11 by 14 inches on 140# Kilimanjaro watercolor paper

Reference photo by Rodney Campbell from

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April 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

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