Friday, August 26, 2011

Onion try-out

I thought of using apple for my painting practice today, but suddenly I changed my mind and tried white onion instead. My first try was not successful and the funny thing was that I was following someone else step by step demonstration of painting onion. I'm not saying that there is something wrong with the demo. Being challenged, I grabbed a scrap watercolor paper and used the other side to sketch my own onion based on the actual one and on my own way - see above sketch. Next time I'll try this on a clean watercolor paper. I'll continue doing this exercise of painting simple subject because I believe this is one way of improving my technique. And of course I'm also learning a lot from you, my blogger friends.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! you have certainly achieved a good rendition of the onion. Bravo!

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  2. Thanks Pat. I can see that there is still something to improve in the sketch, but yes I am satisfied with it. I am just wondering that when I plan my painting, it doesn't work sometimes.

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  3. Wow, wat een prachtige ui! Schilderen met een echt voorbeeld gaat altijd beter, vind ik, omdat je dan zonder nadenken doet wat je ziet.

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  4. Cora, thank you for joining my blog, I'm honored after reading that your trying to learn from others.
    I too follow Pat, she's very good at giving help, not to mention her work is fantastic.
    I've painted all my life, watercolor for about 20 years. I'm STILL learning . LOL !
    Joining your blog so I can see your progress. It's funny when we loosen up, paint on scrap paper we seem to come up with a better painting. One thing I might add is paper IS important.. BJ

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  5. Ja Judy, ik ben met je eens dat schilderen met een echt voorbeeld altijd better is. Dankje wel voor jouw aardig commentaar.

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  6. BJ, thank you also for joining my blog. I really appreciate this gesture of yours. I agree with you that Pat is very good in giving help and she has good knowledge of watercolor too. I'm still discovering which watercolor paper suites me. So far I've tried 4 types and at the moment I have no problem with cold press paper.

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  7. Schitterend Cora. Hij is echt goed gelukt.

    Je hebt trouwens je blog een ander kleurtje gegeven. Mooi hoor.

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  8. Dag Renske. Ben blij dat je dit nieuwe kleurtje mooi vindt. Dankje voor jouw mooi commentaar.

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