|"Going Green"18" x 30" original watercolor on 260lb Arches by Carrie Waller|
I can finally share my completed painting:) I had so much fun with these glorious greens. I just love incorporating dramatic natural light in my compositions and this painting was a great vehicle to do just that. The inspiration for this painting came when we were trying to find a bottle of red in our collection that didn't go bad during our move this summer in 116 degree temperatures. So even if the wine was a loss at least the bottles were put to good use.
Getting wine labels off bottles is no easy feat. After a warm bubble bath they were still stubborn so I had to bust out the goo gone. It worked like a charm. Among the wine bottles there are also some small Perrier bottles and a Tabasco bottle as a nod to my Louisiana crew.
This painting is the beginning of a new series I am going to be doing. I really want a cohesive body of work with some continuity in my subject matter, so expect some more glass bottle paintings. I've already been scoping out the flea markets for bottles. I hit the jackpot on amber glass the other day, and my in-laws are looking for cobalt bottles:) My father-in-law found several cobalt bottles of Riesling and Vodka,
I do have a few commissions coming down the pike and a couple smaller projects intermixed.
Come back Wednesday for the work in progress pictures of "Going Green".
|Sam graciously offered to be my model. Thought you could get a better sense of the scale.|