Saturday, January 24, 2009

Virtual Sketch Date - January 2009 - Clementine

Virtual Sketch Date - Clementine by Sydney Harper
5 x 7 inches, watercolor and gouache

This month's reference for the Virtual Sketch Date was a peeled clementine. I decided to do this one in watercolor with a touch of white gouache at the end for the stringy bits. I don't like to use masking fluid and gouache seemed like a better choice. I had fun with this.

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See all of my Virtual Sketch Date posts.

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lovely colour and light in this piece. It is so cheerful to look at.

shicat said...

really lovely soft colors

Laure Ferlita said...

A wonderful soft glow. Love the lavender background.

Gail said...

Hey Sydney,
Looks lovely..wonderful softness in your color and technique, the realism of the front peel is exquisite!

Linda Blondheim said...

Sydney,
I really like your sketch pages. Excellent.
Love,
Linda

Stacy said...

Sydney, it looks like you had fun with this piece and he gouache was a good choice. I like the brightness of your piece. It feels very cheerful!

Sydney Harper said...

Thanks folks! I did have a lot of fun with it. I was kind of nervous about it at first but then I just jumped into it.

Sherry said...

Way to go! Your fruit is light, bright, and fresh.

laura said...

What lovely bright washes; the whole painting glows!