Monday, May 14, 2007

Blanc et Bleu Etude..

I'm back painting white objects again...
I have a project to paint a pile of white coffee cups.
Black cups too..but I'm saving those for last :(

This is a VERY early watercolor class study of painting white-on-white objects.
I think I was better at it than :(
The idea of painting white-on-white objects just using blue came to me when I found more Paris yogHurt photos.
For some unknown reason the French package all their plain yogHurts in blue and white...
I bought the wrong one (this is fromage blanc) thinking it must be yogHurt
because of the blue and white containers :(
Not that it didn't still taste terrific.
My adventures in home-made yoghurt-making have come to a complete standstill by the way, until I can find a proper candy thermometer SOMEWHERE so I won't make soup next time:(I guess I should try the candy supply store on 21st street.

While searching I also found this blue and white Parisien doggie from the Marais :) More white cups and Paris dogs to come!

11 comments:

  1. loveitaly9:35 AM

    The white studies look good. I think painting whites is very difficult and you've made it look easy. Lucy Willis has great watercolor books that discuss painting whites...
    http://www.amazon.com/Light-Watercolor-Create-Atmosphere-Paintings/dp/0823027767/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-6974765-3952916?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179149646&sr=1-3

    I'm a big fan of her work--she makes things look deceptively simple even when it's not.

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  2. Had to at least get of peak at your blog post. Wow! I am looking forward to come home tonight, to gaze some more. :-)

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  3. I wish I had even a 10th of your skills

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  4. Wow Carol, you make painting white look so easy and lovely. I love your teacup series!!

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  5. fun to look as always.

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  6. Your watercolors are just yummy wonderful....!

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  7. Violette6:40 PM

    I love the abstractness of this blue & white watercolor...

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  8. I love the white,also........and the cute little dog you came across!

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  9. Anonymous8:26 PM

    I forgot to tell you that the yogurt that is made by Stony Field Farm is thick and tart. It's organic, too.
    The white on white paintings are so much fun, I haven't done one in a long time. Your paintings really inspire me to paint every day, or at least try.
    Joyfulartist

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  10. Love that doggie...in the window..

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  11. Gervita is the best! It is whipped and taste like cream.

    Your paintings are the same as Gervita, the best, and the cream of the cream!

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