Watercolor Pomegranates

Pomegranate1xxxI saw this photo in an art magazine, with an accompanying painting, and decided to try it.

Ultimately, I’m going to do the same painting on Yupo paper, but I thought it wise to try it on a small sheet of 140 lb watercolor paper first (6″ x 6″). I painted using the photo as a reference, not the other artist’s finished piece.

I can see already some small changes I’ll make in the bigger piece. For instance, the curves on the shadow closest to the pomegranates should be sharper turns, don’t you think?
Pomegranate (3)Pomegranate

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3 Responses to Watercolor Pomegranates

  1. Jen says:

    The bottom pom actually overlaps the shadow, making it look more curved. And I would make the shadow under the stem part darker. I love the colour blending. Your middle pom really looks dented.

    • mckitt123 says:

      wow, darker eh? I was looking at how the other artist painted hers, and she used a really LIGHT shadow. When you say “The bottom pom actually overlaps the shadow, making it look more curved”, do you mean that it’s GOOD that it looks more curved, or bad?

  2. Jen says:

    Re shadow, you
    swooped your shadow, as opposed to having the pom come into the shadow. So your shadow looks a little odd. And you commented that the shadow should have been sharper, which is true, if the pom doesn’t overlap the shadow. Clear as mud???? We need to paint together.

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