The words for this week challenge were: liquid, translucent, thirsty. I haven’t had much experience in painting water so this challenge was welcomed.
I thought that I would do a quick oil pastel study of water splashing out of a glass that seem to cover the three words. It’s a 7×5 painted on watercolor paper with a solid grey acrylic underpainting. A limited palette of oil pastels were used: white and black.
That’s amazing. You do things with pastels that I never would have dreamed of.
Thank you so much – in the beginning they were a bit frustrating to figure out how to paint with them, but as time has gone on I’ve fallen for them big time. Thanks, Happy Thanksgiving!
Mary, I thought this was a photograph at first glance. Wonderfully done!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you so much Wendy for your nice comment.
Mary I am back as the doctor ordered… To be honest I often don’t come back to your work to check the changes or progress but to look and smile.. you could fool me any time as love the water either way. Amazing how you manage to do it so good I often feel to throw away my camera and ask you to paint it for me. I bet Canon will be in touch in the next design…
Thank you Doron for taking the time to look and comment, that’s what makes you so special. I probably won’t be spending too much time painting little scenes like this too much – was fun.
Mary It is great pleasure and joy to do, beside by watching I also learn. I can understand when you say not many more of this one. After all we all have something we enjoy better doing, but no doubt by trying something else we get stronger about what we enjoy and do better. i think with painting it is often yourself on the paper it have to come from inside and you need to relate to what you are painting.
You are so right Doron. I have an idea or direction in mind with glassware and water which will probably be flowers in vases (at some point), this was a start in just getting a feel for transparency and fluid water. Every time I paint I learn something new, can’t help but love it. Thanks ~
This is really cool, I’ve never seen anyone paint it before! 🙂 If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out John’s blog- he takes awesome droplet splash pictures! http://pixelsandpronouns.wordpress.com/
Thanks Calee, it was a neat and different subject for me to paint. Wow I just went to John’s blog (now following) and loved his droplet photographs – thanks for referring me.
It is wonderful to see you stretch your creativity…great job as always. Blessings.
Thanks Laurie – always appreciate your kind and generous comments!
Thank you so much – appreciate your kind comment!
Wow, so realistic, I thought it was a photo, Annie
Thank you Annie!
I know I’ve said it quite a few times but your paintings never fail to amaze me. They look at first glance so real I systematically mistake them for photos then, I read your explanation and try to look closer and see a painting quality but it’s quite hard to detect.
You know how to make the most wonderful comments – thank you very much! Always appreciate your beautiful words of encouragement.
Mission fulfilled – completely! Have a great weekend!
Hi Ann-Christine, thank you very much for your wonderful comments! I’m having a great weekend, celebrating 26th wedding anniversary – imagine that. Hope you are having a wonderful time with the family this weekend.
Mary I think you managed amazingly good to show the splash liquid and glass and in a first attempt super.
Hi Doron, I invite you to go back in and take a second look at the painting. Based on some feedback I received I went in to the painting and corrected the placement of water so it sits in front of the top rim of the glass. It reads much better now. Thank you for your splendid comments – hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Hi Mary sorry for late reply was very busy with the exhibition as club Chairman do. I will check it shortly and no doubt some of the experience people here comment and we should listen to their experience it helps to improve. Have a great weekend Doron
“liquid, translucent, thirsty” covered nicely, Mary!! Happy weekend! 🙂
Thanks Marina – appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend as well!
Brilliant, love it!
Thanks so much for your kind comment. I went back in the painting to fix the back top rim of the glass – I mistakenly put the rim line in front of the water, it should have been behind (new picture taken of painting with the changes – it has been posted). I have a wonderful mentor that stays on top of my work. This one thing was pretty obvious that I missed.