Friday, November 13, 2009

Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash
12x16" watercolor

A quick watercolor of the acorn squash that Ann so carefully selected from the vegetable area in our supermarket. I had to wait a few days for the sun to come out in order to take a picture of this (12x16 doesn't fit on Ann's scanner). The remnants of T.S. Ida turned into a classic Nor'easter and whacked my sister in Kill Devil Hills and Dad in Va. Beach. So I finally ordered 2 light fixtures and photofloods for picture taking as I should have long ago - the wooly worm says it's going to be a snowy winter!

Ann bought three squash, we ate two and we both did sketches and painting of this third. In this painting I was thinking of color and composition. (That white square thingy in the back ground is a poster my daughter is working on, filling in rivers and other major geographic information as she studies world geography.)


Gillian Mowbray said...

I love the depth of colour and tone you've achieved on this. That poster in the background makes everything else sing. You have such a good eye - I hope to learn from you. ^_~

Autumn Leaves said...

Nice painting, Gary. I am enthralled with that green glass bottle! I haven't seen one of those in years. You've captured its translucence beautifully!

Ramona Davidson said...

Love the glass. You have a great touch with glass. The Squash is wonderful. Love the green chair against the purple table and the shadows are awesome. Great painting as always.

Silvia Williams Paints Watercolors said...

I like the composition in this painting very much. Gives one a sense of stability. Very original idea and well done. Silvia

Krista Meister said...

Oh, how nice to paint with your spouse! Ann is such a sweetheart, too, Gary! (My husband creates art with metal, i.e., restores classic cars, so our artistic visions don't line up the same).

I did see Ann's squash, and it's great to see how you both came up with different points of view. I am enthralled with glasswork in this.

Rosemary said...

Great composition and palette! This must have been fun sharing the project with your wife! Your daughter must have the "art genes" too! What a creative family! I feel like I could reach into the monitor and pick up that squash!