Thursday, December 2, 2010

Good intentions

I bought a bag of cranberries with the good intention of making some kind of holiday cranberry thing. Of course, that never happened so I painted them.

Scattered—140 lb rough watercolor paper

Cluster—on Yupo

Bowl—Moleksine watercolor sketchbook

Strung—140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

12 comments:

Shirley said...

You sure managed to do some lovely paintings from those unused cranberries. Have a good trip and post some more of your fabulous Bali paintings.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, love these, Jennifer! I've done exercises like these to test out different papers etc, and I love seeing the varieties of looks that emerge. Yours are jewels. I'm glad you didn't eat them, although I love cranberries!

jill said...

These are lovely

annie said...

As A Brush With Color says...jewels..
I too love to see how different papers respond. I'm new at watercolor papers and I learn a lot by watching what people can do with them.

annie

Kathy A. Johnson said...

They certainly didn't go to waste--love the different versions of the subject.

Frank said...

I like the first painting best Jennifer - so light an fresh.
Cranberries are great just reduced down a little with lots of sugar, then used as a topping for cereal etc. But beware the 'wind' factor LOL!

raena said...

hmmm...love cranberries! Came across a wonderful looking recipe for lemon cranberry muffins today. Delightful color!

Dan Kent said...

I love all the different ways you addressed the same subject. I think the yupo one is especially wonderful.

marancat said...

These are so beautiful - and you will be able to keep them. Much better than eating the berries!

MaryO said...

I see I'm going to have to visit your site more often! You've sneaked in three postings since I was here last. I love the cranberry studies, especially the yupo one. Love the puppy sitting post, both paintings and narrative, too!

phthaloblu said...

I really love your loose style. You make me wish I could paint! These sketches are just lovely.

magpie said...

i LOVE these - much more satisfying (especially for us) than anything that could have been consumed. they're exquisite jewels and you've given them beautiful settings.