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The Makings of Dinner

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Phew! Finally I managed to finish my watercolor painting after dragging it for almost a month. I was not able to work on the painting during my usual “painting hours”. My schedule changed in the time being. But I pushed myself to finish this painting. I am very pleased at how the background wall has turned out to be. The granulation in DS undersea green pigment helped me achieve the right texture of a wall in the background.This is the first time I am painting a metal surface.

Approx 4/12 inches on 140# watercolor paper
Reference Image : From wetcanvas.com

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February 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Spring Harvest

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Spring Harvest is done as part of the Week 37-38 challenge in Karin Jurick’s DSFDF. I have done a couple of still-life vegetable paintings before but not grouped together like this. This challenge took me a long time to paint. I like how it has turned out as. It looks so fresh and crispy.

Spring Harvest
9 by 12 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference Photo by Karin Jurick

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June 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Three Tomatoes

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For this painting, I used a Canson 140-lb cp watercolor paper for the first time and I hated it! I bought the watercolor paper in block and that meant I did not have to stretch the paper as usual before painting. The only turnoff on using this paper is that the surface of the paper moves and rolls off when you put on the second or third layer of paint. So blending is not as smooth as you want it to be. There is always an awkward stage in painting before you get to the final stage. My tomatoes resembled peaches during that stage. I thought I ruined the painting and almost threw it away before reworking on it again hoping to make it work.

Three Tomatoes
Watercolor
September 2008

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September 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm

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The Stinking Rose

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I am definitely pleased with this painting because now I feel like I have gotten more control over how to do a wet-to-wet technique; has learned to mix colors to match the desired color I want; to control the flow of paint on a wet surface.

The Stinking Rose
Watercolor
7¾ x 10¾ inches
July 2008

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August 1, 2008 at 3:29 pm

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