Sunday, December 30, 2012

SHELLS AND CHINESE DISHES

watercolor and gouache 6 x 11 inches

This is my favorite painting of the last couple of months.  And I really enjoyed doing it.  I've loved seashells as much as I love flowers since I was a child and love painting them as well.  And they are much better models than flowers.... they don't move.   The gray background is gouache.  The rest is watercolor except for some little touch-up on the shells.  I wasn't planning to paint the design on the plate, but like it better after I did.  Here it is before.


6 comments:

Barbara Roth said...

This is a wonderful painting. I didn't think about combining gouache and watercolor, you've given me a great new idea. Can't wait to see the paintings you do in 2013. Happy New Year!

Carole Baker said...

Gouache contrasts with the watercolor. I use it in the background and it seems to make the watercolor more intense.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I'm so excited to discover your work Carole!! Love the compositions and wonderful patterns. Happy painting in 2013, I'll be back!!

Carole Baker said...

Diane, I'm so pleased that you came to my blog and appreciate, very much your comments on this and my other paintings.

Mary Anne Cary said...

beautiful, Carole. Great composition and colors, so serene!! Happy New Year to you!

Carole Baker said...

Thanks, Mary Anne. And Happy New Year to you.