Contemporary Botanical Watercolors - Parnell Corder - Orchids
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looking good pineapple princess...i wanna see it bigger.
Try again, is this better?
I want to reach out and EAT it, it's so real!
Thanks Mimi- the color is a bit off in the photo. I try. After the painting the pineapple wound up grilled and then in a chilled Thai salad. I'll send you the details. DELISH!
wow... looks delish. thanks for the larger image.
A pineapple is among the tougher subjects to paint. I love your version, Parnell, and the level of detail, and how fun to consume the subject after it served it's purpose :)
Thanks E-MR! I really appreciate your compliments as I hold you and your work in such high regards. Thank You. It was a tough one to figure out. Previous attempts got, well, I got a headache.I tossed out the 2 hair brush and started painting in a more gestural style. Similar to techniques used in Impressionistic painting. Suddenly, it came together. A trick of the eye ;)
It looks like you are using full size watercolor sheets for your work. You should never use 2 hair brushes! You did the right thing loosening up your style. I bet after you got over the headache this pineapple just painted itself! Have you ever tried oils?
Yes, the 30x 22" inch full sheet is my go-to size. It has its benefits and draw backs. I have not tried oil. I do work in Acrylics every now and then. You are a master in the oil. I can imagine the works in person are rich with texture and depth.
Thanks for all your lovely compliments. Actually I started oils just a few years ago and I use the technique of the old masters, under painting in burnt sienna and then many, many glazes of translucent color. Smooth application, no texture, but the benefit is a wonderful glow. You might enjoy oils. The process of building color this way is similar to watercolor. Wouldn't your orchids translate well to oil?
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