Your Watercolour Paintings › Matisse Dishes and Fruit – A Study
February 15, 2019 at 21:34 #97634
February 16, 2019 at 10:48 #97639
I think you have done a great job on this and would look lovely framed up. It is scary going darker but you could paint another one and experiment with the darks. It looks like he used oil paint so that would account for the rich colours he achieved.
February 16, 2019 at 11:45 #97642
Wow–really nice! Maybe glazing over the two sections of wall and the table cloth with brighter colors and deeper values would make the items on the table pop. By the way, the dishes and fruit are painted beautifully!
February 17, 2019 at 01:22 #97648
Thanks Annette and Paula for your recommendations. I will take your advice and try glazing to bring more color and depth. I appreciate your help. Carol
February 17, 2019 at 17:08 #97654
I was trying to figure out which one was Matisse:) I guess oil painted one. But seriously, your painting is very good. I like on his painting more colorful shadows on the table. I wonder if it would be even possible to recreate in watercolor.
February 18, 2019 at 00:43 #97658
Fantastic!! Wonderful rendition… colors, blending, drawing all well done! I agree with Alex, color on the tabletop could have been more colorful, but you did an amazing “Matisse”! 😉
February 18, 2019 at 13:36 #97662
You’ve done a great job of reproducing Matisse but unfortunately its very difficult to get the depth of oils in watercolor. Some people do and I’ve even done some on swabs but not with washes with transparent watercolor. Maybe its possible with opaque colors but they tend to be chalky and dull.
The more I look at yours, the more I like it. The looseness and the smooth transition of values. I agree that it would be nice to darken some of the foreground objects and only hope that you don’t lose the freshness.
February 18, 2019 at 15:42 #97666
Thank you Alex, K8 and David. I am grateful for your excellent suggestions and that you liked this interpretation of the Matisse painting. I will take your welcomed advice and work on the table and fruit colors. Had thought about using pastels to improve some colors, but will only do that if I mess up adding more washes. : )
It was good to be back in touch with you all. Has anyone heard from Patrick recently?
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