Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rug sale

The rug, watercolor on arches paper, 50 x 40 cm
I have been planning to paint this scene for a while. Its challenge is in the rug. I wanted it to be the focal point, so I had to put enough detail in it. Yesterday I had a whole day off, and decided to give it a try. There is much to be desired. For example, I could have thought over the colors of the surrounding objects to create a better contrast. But on the other hand, this is my first painting with this large size, so I'm happy with it.

12 comments:

Judy said...

Oh Blaga, this is fabulous! Please be very happy with it! I cannot imagine all the work that went into it, such a vivid scene!

Rita Vaselli said...

Ok, Blaga, as author you wanted more ... but for us who watch from the screen this is a beautiful work.
This watercolor tells a story, has a super composition! A palette that recalls perfectly the particular places where you can buy rugs that reflect the colors of the carpets themselves .Well done!.... What else? Of course you can paint other masterpieces, all the ones you want! But be happy about this!Hugs!

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) I find this quite nicely. The image shows something out from ordinary life; buy, sell, taste, décor. That makes it very familiar. The colors are beautiful aligned. In real life, with that size, it is still much nicer! Very nicely done!
Have a nice week!

EVELIN said...

This image is very beautiful,,,i like it!!!

Elvi said...

Che stupendo soggetto. Che coraggio, deve essere stato difficile, tu l'hai fatto benissimo ha ragione di essere felice. Elvi

Sonia Aguiar said...

Felicidades por el gran resultado de tu acuarela. Los pliegues y el colorido de la alfombran son fantásticos!!! Un abrazo.

Blaga said...

Wow, Judy, thank you! It wasn't that much work. I spent a couple of hours on the back- and foregrounds. Then it took me a few hours to paint all the patterns on the carpet, but I found that sort of relaxing :)

Rita, I'm glad that you like the result. We tend to see the flaws in our works, the things that should have been better. But that's not a bad thing, as it keeps us motivated :)

Thank you so much, Renate! I wanted to challenge myself and I'm glad that you like the result.

Thank you, Evelin!

Grazie, Elvi! E 'stato un compito difficile e sono molto contento che ti piaccia il risultato

Gracias, Sonia, estoy muy contento de que te guste!

ondedacqua said...

Ciao Blaga,molto ben fatto, complimenti gloria

Isabelle said...

beau travail et quel travail!!

Sadami said...

Dear Blaga,
Congrats! Great work. First, I realized the size of paper. I understand how difficult to handle it! Your drawing skills are the wonderful strength. You have another talent, "diligent." You work hard and study well. I can see your work gets better and better. I really admire your hard work!
Kind regards, Sadami

Lydie said...

Good work with the rug, I can feel the weight of tissue. Nice details in it.

Tito said...

Hi Blaga, I think you really did a great job with this subject. It looks very well painted, with a perfect choice of colors , shadows and a beautiful composition. Complimneti! Ciao.