Still Life Painting, Red Apples,
Apples Still life painting
This is a watercolour painting of apples, which I took from a photograph that was given to me.
I painted this in layers. Started off with Susan Harrison Tustain's priming method, one clear water wash, when the sheen has disappeared, apply 2nd clear wash, when semi-dry, apply wash with yellow pigment (not too much pigment though then allow to dry, when bone dry, repeat the process until you are happy. Then I just played about with colours until I thought it looked right.
The priming method gives it a nice glow. I bought the schmincke paints & da vinchi brushes that Susan recommended and loved them, you only have to use a small amount of the pigment and the brushes are lovely to work with. Unfortunately my patience was running out and I didn't spend much time on the leaves and it shows,they are pretty awful.
Still loving your site Delmus, you are very giving. And will attempt the Flemish technique again, as I really like it. Enjoyed your DVD very much.
And thank you for your prompt feedback, Delmus. I can't recall if i said this before, I always tried to draw freehand, but since reading your comments, I am not too sticky about tracing now, although like to feel I did it from scratch, but looks more professional, when I trace.