Two braids

The colours in garlic are so subtle. I imagine they would be very easy to paint in oil just by adding different tints to white but in watercolour the challenge is to obtain those very pale warm and cool neutral colours. I used just three pigments for this: raw sienna, cobalt violet and cobalt blue, all very diluted.


14 Comments on “Two braids”

  1. Mary says:

    Such soft, delicate colours Shari, and you can almost feel the thin fragile skins of the
    garlic bulbs. Lovely composition too 🙂


  2. drawandshoot says:

    I love the subtle colours in this. Beautiful!


  3. Mrs. P says:

    At one point in the afternoon I had this strange feeling like something was missing but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was that I’d lost. Then after a bit, I suddenly realized that I hadn’t seen any of you pictures in quite a while. I was missing my daily dose of sunshine! Somehow or other, your blog dropped off my daily reader list. It took a bit of searching, but I found you again…so good to see you on my screen again! The garlic is lovely but I could see the difficulties painting it could give.


  4. mckitt123 says:

    Simple. Dramatic. Stunning……….


  5. Beautiful and subtle!


  6. Joanna says:

    I love how well you managed to work with the whites! I tried to do a watercolour red pepper yesterday and I just made the colours too thickxx


  7. dezabaleta says:

    Very subtle !


  8. fredcschmidt says:

    love the simple color scheme.


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