Monday, June 21, 2010

"Watering Cans"

I did this piece at Wanda's invitation, to join some other artists in doing a composition on watering cans.  I'm disappointed with it because although I used water color paper, it wasn't as good as other papers I have used.  As soon as I put brush to paper it sucked the pigment out and I wasn't able to blend and shade the colors as I would liked to have done. The cans are based on a photo I took of three lined up for use on our patio last year.  Won't use that paper again. (The birds are house finches, of which we have an abundance). Size: 9 1/2" x 7"

7 comments:

Wanda said...

Chris is is fantastic. Love all the details. The lattice fence, the flowers, the birds...the watering cans.... You are the first entry. I will post and link to you tomorrow on my Art Blog.

Thanks so much for joining in!

AutumnLeaves said...

I too love that lattice fence and the birds. Beautiful piece, Chris!

Gillian said...

You're a three can family then? LOL. This is a charming painting - it would make a great greetings card for a gardening friend.

You asked about CP paper. It stands for Cold-Pressed - somewhere in-between Rough and smooth(Hot-Pressed). ^_^

Rosy said...

Hey your watering cans are better than mine! I like the detail you added in with yours. I too also excepted Wanda's invit as well, you can see mine over at my rosy little art world blog.

kaybee said...

I remember them, Chris! You did a great job; very true to life!

Jose said...

I guess you know best but me I just love all your work. So proud to own some of your artwork.

Sandy said...

How weird, I thought i had commented on this, they are beautiful