Friday, August 19, 2005

Ah... at last...I'm done...


Peppers on the Cutting Board Water Color 9" x 12"

Well, it's 12:45. But I think I have finished this one. Now I really do have to go to bed. Tomorrow will come earlier than I think.

See you then.

47 comments:

jenny vorwaller said...

ok, so i'm up late packing for a camping trip in the blue ridge moutains this weekend...and i stopped in on my blogs i read before ging to bed...wOW!

turned out wonderful! thanks for sharing your process.

Anonymous said...

The moisture droplets on the capsicum slice make this painting. very well done.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

Laura said...

Chuck, I'm clapping my hands in glee! This is gorgeous, gorgeous. Of course I love all the obviously lovable things about it, but I especially like the knife marks on the board. Your eye takes it all in.
How big is this piece, btw?
Get ready to be blind contoured tomorrow, heh heh.

ROR said...

Looks Fantastic Chuck! Didn't Carolyn have some Garlic in the upper right hand corner??? I swore I saw (ô¿ô) some.....You are gona be very tired today and will crash and burn tonight...LOL. Teach ya to stay up so late. It was worth it though...for us, Thanks!

Laura said...

Oh, I see--it is 9 x 12. Maybe if I didn't try to read or think so early in the am.... .

Chuck Rose said...

Rick. You are right. I am soooo tired today. Running late for work,... Don't wanna go in but have to. It's pouring down rain... Let my car window down last night... Great start to a friday.

Laura,
You weren't sleepy. I put the dimensions on after I saw your comment earlier this morning. Just too sleepy to write.

Noe it's time for more coffe and a crummy commute.

marytattoo said...

how absolutely beautiful! your work looks so "real" -- i feel i could reach in and pull out the veggies!

Karen Winters said...

Turned out great. I like the sparkle on the peppers.

weehoon said...

Hi Chuck, what a masterpiece... seeing the process of your execution is like watching a tv series ... :D gosh! the commercial break is killing..geegeegee

Cin said...

the glistening edge of the red pepper is unbelievable! or rather too believable! it's all gorgeous

get some rest, see you tomorrow!

koukla said...

I love this. It is so detailed and the colors are bright! How did you get the little white water drops on the pepper slice? Did you use masking fluid or something like that?

Chuck Rose said...

Koukla wins the prize!

Yes, before I began applying paint to the background I masked of the peppers and knife with masking fluid.

I then did the same for all the highlights that I wanted to remain paper-white.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Chuck, this summer I took a watercolor class so I can really now apprciate the skill of this pepper portrait. I love the purple shadows....the dry brush technique to show shine on the red pepper and I appreciate the step by step demo.

Joan Lansberry said...

Really lovely, I find myself wanting to eat green and red peppers. I enjoy the subtleties of coloration

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! Great job.

evy said...

Wow, this is really superb! Love the sheen. That particular slice of red pepper in the middle looks so real and delicious. Love the color of the shadows too. How long did it take you to do this painting, from start to finish?

Knitting Painter Woman said...

What a dramatic painting! Composition and complimentary color palette. I thought I could avoid a snack, but now I'm hungry.

Annie B said...

Hi Chuck. Beautiful! And really fun watching this piece build. I love a good cliff hanger! Isn't it amazing how much longer everything takes than you think it will? Every piece seems to have its own rhythm and timing. I could really relate to your late-night decisions about whether to keep going or just wait another day. Thanks for showing the process.

isay said...

yummy! yummy! thanks for sharing the process to us. i enjoyed it.

i've got to eat my sandwich now and i'll make chopseuy with fresh green and red peppers on top this evening!

carla said...

Ah! It turned out so beautifully!!! I have been watching your progress, and it's been like slowly unwrapping a very special gift. That's what you have...a real gift. I love what you do with watercolor. The details..water drops on the peppers, the knife edge, the marks in the cutting board, the dark edges of the peppers and their spongier inner parts..all perfect. Bravo!

Julie Oakley said...

Super. What brand of masking fluid if you don't mind me asking. I've never dared use it since I wrecked a painting many years ago (that had taken forever) when trying to remove the stuff.

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The Space Above the Couch said...

Yay! A beautiful job, and very high in vitamin C. (especially like the scratches on the chopping board.)

Kathleen Marie said...

Delicious red peppers! Extraordinary. :)

Bea said...

I´m fascinated! Don´t know what to say! It´s d... beautiful!

Fossfor said...

great!! i love this, i'm rubbish at watercolors :)

JacqueLynn said...

OH WOW, OH WOW, Oh WOW, I love the look of a watercolor well done and this one is SOOO well done. It is wonderful!!!!

Toni said...

This watercolor is just stunning! you really captured the fesh cuts of the peppers.
bravo ... Just awsome.

fran said...

Outstanding! This is the third time I'm looking at your painting. The detail is AMAZING!!

fhi said...

excellent illie!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohhh woah! soo realistic!! wish i could paint like that! you are soo talented! now time to see the "process" these comments are claiming... 8)

Sally said...

That's amazing. Watercolors?

It's so good, I almost hate you!

Kidding. I love it!

Kim Carney said...

Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, simple and full of grace.
Thanks!

chacha said...

awesome watercolor. very lifelike. nice job, wish i could do that with some water and paints. i like!

constanthing said...

Splendid work with watercolor... fresh and succulent.

kg said...

ho-lee CRAP! you have just made me want to look at the rest of your blog in hopes that i may learn something. this is absolutely amazing. your blog title belies your talent.

thanks for sharing this!

melanie said...

wow, wow, WOW! This is beautiful... delicious.

Your blog is fabulous, too... I love seeing your work in progress and hearing a bit about what motivates and drives you and how you started painting again... such talent!

miragee said...

Wow, very impressive and fresh painting :-)

carla said...

I admired this the first time you showed it, but it is so fabulous that I most admire it again! You really nailed it on this...those drops of moisture are masterful.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Just wonderful....Wow, I am so hungry now. I am speechless...must go back to look again...<: -)

"Maggie" said...

Oooh, I like this! So life like, I am pulling up a chair and ready to eat!

Anonymous said...

This looks great. I love the colors and how real it look.
wynlen

bee'nme said...

I'll add to the chorus - gorgeous piece of work - really great composition and your execution is pretty darn flawless. Bravo!

Chuck Rose said...

Wow! Thanks everyone. This is overwhelming. You all are too kind.

Life has me pretty busy right now so I have not been ablt to do any new artwork in the past few weeks. But I hope to be back in there soon.

Thanks!

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