Friday, January 25, 2008

A work in Progress!

More experimenting with watercolor pencils.

This is 11 x 14" overall and so far I've put 6 nonstop hours into it. I'm not even half way through yet.


Cindy said...

This is going to be a good one! The background is wonderful.

Six hours and not half done? Is that bad? Sounds pretty quick to me.

Deborah Ross said...

This is looking great- especially the vase and the luminescence of the grapes. I wish I could get inside your head to see how you know what colors will work. I really admire the way you handle all of the whites in your pieces.

Jo Castillo said...

This is lovely. The light and reflections are very well done ... as usual. :)

Rita said...

If you don't mind me asking, did you use the wc pencils on the background as well?

Again, another excellent piece Nicole, and thanks so much for showing it as a WIP!

Michael Finley said...

As with most of your work superlatives are found wanting and both metaphor and simile abandon me. As for the work where this does not happen I go with I do not yet see.

The top grapes look ready to eaten and delicious. Bottom ones not so much. Have to wait for them to get ripe I suppose.

I like seeing the steps. Kinda like the time lapse watching a flower grow. I like the steps you picked. I have seen drawing done with a speeded up video and although cool the first few times I saw them, for me there is not a sense of evolution. More of a performance.

The reflection of color on the glass are awesome as is the glass.

I see three ages, the background being older, the glass in between and the grapes right now. Looking forward to seeing the ages when it is done.

I like how the stem is so in the right place.

My arm is tired just looking at the steps.

Thank you

Nicole Caulfield said...

Thanks Cindy, Deborah, Jo, Rita and Michael!

Jo I used everything on that darn background! I actually used Neocolor II's for the first step in the background and layered colored pencil and watercolor pencil on top. I actually was fiddling too much with that thing!

Haha Michael! It will be done soon!

Carmel said...

This is really beautiful. You must have an endless supply of vases and cups. I especially love the background. Thank you for showing the steps. It really helps to see how you arrive at things. In my world six hours is a short amount of time.