Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rookiepainter challenge 33

This time I decided to try the challenge suggested by Jen at Rookiepainter. I intended to do a more free interpretation, but it was all new to me - the shiny surface of the creamer and the texture of the thread bobbins. So I ended up fiddling quite a bit and producing a much more realistic type of painting. In the end though it doesn't look too bad.

19 comments:

Judy said...

Not too bad... it's great! This is the photo I liked best because of the light on the creamer. The bobbins are fabulous!

cathyswatercolors said...

Wow great job.... the pitcher and bobins, the color and light, great. I may try this challenge but i don't think i could do this great of the job. congrats!

Irina said...

The shining objects, great work!

Lynn said...

I saw your cup of threads on the rookiepainter blog and came to see where you do your work! I would love to learn from you how you get that shiny look to the vase.
I just joined the other blog challenge and am in fact a rookie painter! So lots to learn from the likes of you and others. Happy to find your blog and will be looking around.

renate said...

Hello Blaga. I'm asking Jen not to do any suggestions to you anymore:) Your painting is perfect!

Jane said...

No, it doesn't look bad at all Blaga. The shine on the saucer is really beautiful, and you can clearly see we are talking threads here, and I don't think thread bobbins are easy to paint. All in all a success!

Blaga said...

Wow! I didn't expect such reaction! Thank you all for your very nice comments!

Judy, I was hesitating between this one and the second photo, with the interesting red reflection lines, but in the end the bright light spot won.

Thank you, Cathy! Just try it! I wasn't planning to post it, just decided to try. Usually things work better when I start with lower expectations :)

Thank you, Irina!

Lynn, you are very welcome to my blog! It sounds strange to me that someone would want to learn from me!? The phase where you are now is so exciting. Enjoy learning and keep painting!

Thank you very much, Renate!

Thank you, Jane! The thread bobbins did take the bulk of the fiddling. In the end they look like silk threads instead of cotton (if I can be thoroughly critical ;)

Katrina said...

This is amazing! I can't believe the shine on this wonderful little creamer. And the thread....wow.

Tito said...

Great job, Blaga! The shining effect is simply fantastic. Ciao!

Gordon said...

WOW ! I was going to comment on
your Red peonies, which in itself
in a wonderful painting, but i was
then blown away when i opened my
browser to see this fantastic work
of art. The other have pretty well
said it all, your art really
shines :)

Lydie said...

Absolutely amazing ! Congrats !!!

Nora MacPhail said...

Great job! I'm working on this challenge too! I love all the analogous thread colours. The grey of your pot is lovely.
Happy Painting.

Sadami said...

Dear Blaga,
Thank you for visiting my blog. The work looks very nice. Let us enjoy a journey in watercolour together.
Best wishes,Sadami

Boshka Bojarska ;-) said...
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Boshka Bojarska ;-) said...

wow;-))) another BIG Wow;-))) the best job ever here;-)) I would like to learn from you!!(shh...from time to time- I'm trying to paint something in oils...but..) I never tried watercolors....It seems to me TOO HARD ;-))) I will explore your blog to see HOW IT IS MADE IN THE BEST WAY;-)) may I?? greetings from small Ardee, Ireland;-)

Blaga said...

Thank you, Tito, Gordon, Lydie, Nora, Sadami and Boshka for your very nice comments!

Wyss said...

It's beautiful ! Congratulations !
J'adore, tu dessines et peints superbement bien :) mes compliments ! <3

JANE MINTER said...

looks a great ref ..you should be really pleased with thi one blaga ...

nevena said...

I was amaized to see that water colors can produce the effect of shiny metal! The reflection from the surface of the creamer makes it look so realistic. I enjoyed the composition of the colorful bobbins in a metal creamer :) Great piece!