Saturday, July 9, 2011

Purple cherries


These are the first cherries I bought this year as finally their price dropped below ten dollars per kilo. Ridiculous prices, I know! Luckily I can live without this fruit. But after seeing Judy’s watercolor of cherries, I wanted to give them a try too – to paint them, that is.

Apparently I  need more reds. The only red I have is the cold quinachridone red, not counting the opaque cadmium. I used also quin. magenta and a violet, that’s why the cherries are so purple. I have to find the time for a trip to the art supply store…

5 comments:

Judy said...

Hi Blaga! Great cherries! I love the glass bowl with the cherries in it! I found it difficult too to find the right color red. Mine were this deep burgundy red, but other cherries are sometimes more light red.

AK said...

Very few paint cherries in watercolor. You have managed to do a fabulous job. Amazing.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Judy! Yes, I needed deep burgundy and I found it hard to make it out of only bluish reds. But, apart from some colors, I'm happy with the overall result.

AK, thank you for visiting and for your nice words!

jane minter said...

wonderful ... the violet and quin mag combination is lovely

Blaga said...

Thank you, Jane! I'm very glad you liked it