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Mixed Media: Celery still life

This post updated with better quality images & new text on July 2nd, 2014

From Bluerock

“Celery Still Life” on green paper

This is a mixed media piece that I did in a watercolour workshop.
I thought the instructor was a bit “crazy” as I watched her set up this still life… “how the heck am I ever going to paint this stuff? And why? ” With me I had a few sheets of green coloured charcoal sketch paper that someone had given me a whole REAM of, so I figured I’d use some of it up on this crappy subject matter. It was challenging to paint, but I ended up learning a great deal and recognized that I should challenge myself even more with Still Life subject matter. Due to the paper’s lightweight nature I really couldn’t apply too many layers of the water-based paint once I had the basic charcoal sketch laid down, so I left the under-worked potato (and whatever vegetable that is…

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