Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Floating Apple

Here are a couple of pictures of the Floating Apple at different stages of completion. I'm very happy with the overall result for this piece. I did a drawing of the apple first in my sketchbook, and then did a light drawing on the watercolour paper. I was inspired by Shirley Trevena's book Taking Risks with Watercolours, which Brendan gave me last Christmas. She has a very free way to handle watercolours, and I've been playing with some of the techniques she recommends, but this is the first time I feel I applied them fully to a painting so I'm very pleased with the result, despite the fact that the apple isn't quite anchored on the table!

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