Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pears, anyone?

Pear Studies, Jeanne Turner McBrayer

I recently joined an online watercolor forum called Doodlewash.  One of the features is a prompt for a daily painting exercise.  Yesterday's was "saturated."  

I decided to use saturated color to do some pear studies a la Bob Burridge.  He offers a weekly online tutorial every Monday he calls "Bob Blasts," and he has often featured pears as his quick warm-up study subject.

Bob uses acrylic paint on most of his Bob Blast paintings, but I tried to use his technique with watercolor.  He does a lot of negative painting around his bright subject matter.  That is a little harder to do in watercolor, but I am pretty happy with these three pears.  I used his color wheel to make the colors pop.

Edited note:  Bob Blast 193 on March 12, 20012 is about painting pears!  And thank you to Bonnie Preslar for the lovely comment on this post.  I did not have your e-mail to send you a reply.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Just found you on the web, and what a treat your blogs are! Eye candy of the finest! I am a fellow North Carolinian living near the Charlotte area. My daughter lives in Raleigh so next weekend I'll be spending the weekend there visiting the Capital Quilter's show and several other places she wants me to see. Thanks again for sharing your lovely artwork online!! God has truly blessed you with a wonderful gift!