Monday, March 1, 2010

How about a Still Life?

The last watercolour Still Life I did was this one

180 x 230mm

which I did in January 2008, from a still life I set up.

So, doing the protea in the clay pot was quite a change from my normal subjects, which tend to be nature, most often Nguni, lately a few Zebra, landscapes and a seascape here and there. The fun flowers that I did last year were done in acrylic, in a very different style. (More might be coming up!)

Thus, this watercolour was different for me: a different pallette of colours, different shapes and textures, different visual problems to solve. It took a bit longer than I anticipated, but I had fun and am happy with the result. I enjoy the interaction between the earthy reds and the greens, the almost glowing coral colour of the protea, which also mingles with the greens in the shadows, and the texture of the clay pot.

170 x 270mm


  1. Excellent painting. Very reasonable and impressive.

  2. Hi Julie! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!! I did the still life with the delft plate in January 2008, and the one with the protea in March 2010. :-)


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