Saturday, September 22, 2012

Foliage

Foliage 1, 30 x 23 cm
Foliage 2, 25 x 18 cm
A couple of studies of cascading foliage, to play with greens and with different shapes. Although I did them without pencil and much preparation, once I got to the actual leaf shapes the looseness started to disappear. Still, I like some parts and areas of these watercolors, and I'm learning stuff from doing them.







16 comments:

Rita Vaselli said...

Hello Blaga!Beautiful foliage with negative painting!I love it!

nanda said...

hi Blaga very nice study of the leaves. I would love to paint leaves alone but my use of greens sometimes i feel is too much.here you have shown how you balanced it.
thankyou
nanda

Lydie said...

Beautiful work with the shapes and good use of the greens ;)

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola Blaga :) ¡¡Estupendas acuarelas!! Feliz fin de semana. Sonia.

Judy said...

Beautiful negative painting, Blaga! And nice greens in there!

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao Blaga,
mi sembra ben realizzato l'effetto delle foglie in negativo e cosa sempre molto positiva è la tua ricerca pittorica.
Ciao, ciao, Floriana

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I know, this beautiful result needs a lot of preciseness and patience. Well done!

Jane said...

I love both of them, the mix of looseness and detail is a win win !

Tito said...

Hi Blaga, two beautiful works with nice compositions and a wonderful range of greens. I like them. Have a good week! Ciao.

Sergio DS said...

Me gustan, especialmente cómo has trabajado el salpicado de color en la segunda acuarela.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Rita!

Nanda, I myself was surprised how much pure blue and red (and of course yellow) I used here, without loosing the overall green of the foliage. Thank you, for your comment!

Thank you, Lydie!

Gracias, Sonia, me alegro mucho de que te guste!

Thank you, Judy! I needed to do some negative painting, as I tend to avoid it whet it gets to that :)

Blaga said...

Grazie, Floriana, per il tuo commento e per il tuo incoraggiamento nei miei tentativi di ricerca!

Thank you, Irina!

I would have like if the scale was tilted towards the looseness, but I very glad you like it, Jane!

Thank you, Tito, I appreciate your feedback!

Thank you, Sergio! I wasn't sure about the splashes, I thought I went overboard with them. Glad you don't think so :)

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga,
I love the second one more. Are these leaves in water? (*In my eyes, they are in water. If so, it's a technically very difficult subject). Very sensitive and detailed -- your lovel personality -- turns out successful. Congrats!!
Cheers, Sadami

Laura Moore said...

Two beautiful studies Blaga with lots of expression.

renate said...

Hi Blaga:) I think you did a great job here. I feel a bit of magic looking at those paintings. Beautifully done!

JANE MINTER said...

really lovely work blaga .