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Monday, November 29, 2010
#11 "Grandmother's China" - Sheryl Hawkins
This cup and saucer is part of a set of Haviland China hand monogrammed by my great-grandmother. It has been passed down in our family and is now in my mother's china cabinet. I am still on a quest to make "shiny" easier to paint. I have been practicing on metal and glass surfaces also. I am finding that I really do like using purple tones as my shadow colors (in cool areas, that is). This watercolor paper is smooth surface instead of rough, which I seem to use often since I like the visible texture. I used mixes of yellow ochre and raw sienna in my gold paint color. All in all, very fun to paint and I have my eye on some other pretty little items in the china cabinet for future watercolors.
Watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper