Monday, May 21, 2007

A necklace and a statue

A painting of a piece of jewelry as suggested by MArta.

Done in watercolor on white Fabriano CP.
30.5 cm x 45.5 cm

20 comments:

Deborah said...

I love the contrast between these two subjects and your background is fabulous! Great work.

Bonny said...

This statue is pretty cool! Great colours! I like his expression, too.
The necklace is really fabulous!

Robyn said...

All of the above and that stone background is really so simple but so effective. Can you tell more about the necklace - it looks ceramic.

:) Silvia said...

Ceramic? Oops... to me it appears to be a golden bracelet.
It's a fantastic contrast however, as well in color as in material/surface (stone, metal, terracotta).
What color was the CP you painted on?

Lin said...

SUPER JOB, Ronell!!! GREAT looking necklace too!

Lindsay said...

I love the colors and the textures.

mARTa said...

oh gosh, I better get going on my painting! I love the wild feel of yours! Hope to have mine done by the weekend!

Brenda Y said...

Fantastic textural contrasts!!! How in the world did you capture the differences in the different materials? It's really amazing - my guess is the necklace is a metal, the statue is clay and the background is stone. Am I close?

clare said...

this is great ronell. your 'odd'paintings are ver good, I like the way you do watercolours.

Africantapestry said...

Thanks for noticing the contrasts..it is what I was after...the necklace is ceramics and brass, the statue is of clay and I set up the still life against some rocks in the back of of our caves.
Ronell

Tonniece said...

Good morning Ronell
As always a great piece. What a cute statue, and lovely necklace.

platitudinal said...

Clay, ceramic, brass, and stone. Ronell, you painted four different materials, each with its own characteristics and textures. This shows remarkable skill. Bravo! :)

Teri C said...

What a fascinating layout for these articles. Your caves??? Love all the different textures and colors.

Carole said...

He's an interesting little chap. I like the colours and textures. Have you used some sort of resist e.g. wax on the left? But then that would be giving away your secrets!

Africantapestry said...

I haven't given enough comment on this post..sorry for that!My mind is a bit fractered lately...
Yes, Carole, I first layed one wash, let it dry and then rubbed a candle all over(should've done a better job, I went TOO random, so the texture on the stone doesn't actually make sense) and then I added a darker wash.
ronell

Ben said...

ah said the blind man..now i see...glad you elucidated!!! verrryyy interesting

bec said...

what do you mean by caves? real caves, like big holes in rock? must be an interesting place you live! and thanks for filling me in on the wax resist.... very interesting!

phthaloblu said...

Nice contrast between the two subjects. Great job!

laserone said...

Oh I just LOVE this! It's very funky and unique... I love funky and unique. :)

Serena said...

I love the contrasts on this one, Ronell! Very nice indeed ~