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One subject, done twice

September 25, 2007

I gave up on my scanner and took ictures of the two watercolors of apples and an avocado that I had done yesterday. I spent a while on the first one, putting color down and then taking it out again, trying without much success to capture the moving highlights and shadows. The result looks better as a jpeg than in reality, as I’ve torn the paper up a bit.

Then I did a second version, going much more quickly and trying for more spontaneity. It didn’t quite work out – I stayed between the line with my color and pretty much followed what I saw… It was too late to try again, time to make dinner! The composition is better on the first one, but I did do the second one more quickly. And I won’t even mention the ones I threw away!

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  1. September 25, 2007 7:21 am

    They both look good Casey…I love the richness of the first one, it has a bit more drama, which I like. The second one is lovely in its looseness which I also like..really really nice work!!
    Ronell

  2. Jan Z permalink
    September 25, 2007 11:48 am

    Casey, these are wonderful. The colors are so fresh and crisp, I really enjoy your style of painting.

  3. September 25, 2007 12:22 pm

    I agree they are both lovely, Casey but I too love what you have achieved in the first one. I tore a patch out of a painting yesterday too, trying to lift a mistake.

  4. September 25, 2007 4:02 pm

    Casey, they are both beautiful. I admire the fact that you are willing to invest in multiple tries and styles. My attention span will barely get me through one try.

  5. September 25, 2007 5:06 pm

    Both are very nice, the colours are clearer in the second and the first ihas a rustic feel about it.

  6. September 26, 2007 1:08 am

    The texture and color on the first avacado is wonderful.

  7. christeenswan permalink
    September 26, 2007 2:19 am

    I really should follow your good example and give a piece a couple of tried before I write it off. I like seeing your work, even when you’re less than thrilled with it! I thought that second painting looked great.

  8. September 26, 2007 5:09 am

    I really like the second one, especially the variety in texture between the avocado and apples. Very nice work!

  9. September 26, 2007 3:28 pm

    I can’t decide, both are gorgeous! BTW, I do hope you will get to Geneva sometime it would be so lovely to see you!

  10. September 27, 2007 11:40 am

    Fantastic Casey, the avacados are brilliant, great texture.

  11. September 27, 2007 3:07 pm

    I personally prefer the second (?) (the one at the bottom) because I like the negative space around the subject – the bit of breathing room that allows us to sit quietly and reflect – and the curl of the stem that leads the eye through the painting, but that just my personal preference. They both have excellent qualities and it’s obvious it was a good exercise. Bravo!

  12. September 29, 2007 12:20 pm

    I like the second one too – the hardest thing for me is to leave some white paper!

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