Friday, January 7, 2011

pretty cups all in a row



These are the teacups I finished up today
(except for the 2nd from the left which is Jean's).
The most useful information I gleaned from her tutorial
was in the preparation of the image and in the sketching of it.
I feel well equipped to try painting people now,
which is something I've never really been able to do.
In part 2, she goes into an extensive explanation of the watercolor technique,
which if you haven't tried watercoloring, she covers basically everything.
The only difference in our approaches is her use of frisket or mask.
I have never done this.
I was "taught" to use the water and the whiteness of the paper to get the transparency and highlights I need (I say "taught," but certainly don't mean "taught correctly"). 
My work is also maybe a little bit fussier and detailed than hers. 
I always envy the artist who can freely play, and Jean clearly is just that. 
She is also an excellent explainer of the process ... I highly recommend that you try your hand at this. 
Her tutorial is a great place to start. 
Thanks Jean! 
I look forward to next week, which I hear is People!

click HERE for Jean's tutorial: "Watercolor Teacups"
and HERE for her "Watercolor Excercises" post


16 comments:

ELK said...

i so enjoyed the "tute" post yesterday and these photos are really quite lovely ..you and jean make a marvelous team kimmie

ale said...

dear kimmie!!! happy new year!!!!!full of these georgous ideas and tutorials!! l enjoyed a lot your friend tutorial!! and your cups are just loooooovely!!!!!!!so fullof so beautifull detailes!!!and hanging all like that!! that means play and enjoy!!!!!muchisimos besos kimmie!

Yvonne said...

These cups are wonderful! I love that they hang. Love what they are hanging in front of too and would love to see more of the cabinets. :)

sukipoet said...

woonderful tea cups. so cheery. have fun painting people. I love to paint people. Usually in acrylic though so i can revise

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

Good job, Kimmie! I love your teacups and want to learn watercolors, so I am going through Jean's tutorials also. She makes me feel so much better because I need things like tracing to get me going. Thanks for posting -- it's helping me through to another level in my art.

xoxo!! Joyce

Halle said...

Love this cabinet as well! Don't get me wrong...love the work that's posted too but I simply can't pass up beautiful pieces of furniture without comment! I'd fill my house with them if I could!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your watercolor teacups are so beautiful and are perfect placed against that beautiful cupboard. Nice work! I will check out her tutorial just for the sake of doing so. I've never been very good at painting anything. Best wishes and thanks foro sharing, Tammy

Steph said...

oooh I love these cups, Kimmie...beautifully painted....

ShabbyChicShaz said...

These are adorable, and just lovely against that background :)

*jean* said...

o kimmie these are so delightful! and i love how sweet the details are...and it just proves, no matter what the subject, each artist puts their own, unique stamp on it...and thank you for the kind words about my tute...i am so glad to be able to add a little to your gift for watercolor, after all, it is because of you that i picked them up again...xo

*j*

Lynn said...

Wow so well done. You are obviously a very good student!

Poetic Artist said...

These are just wonderful..I have a friend who loves tea cups..I might try these..LOL..I am sure my will not look like your beautiful cups.
I am going to go take a look Jeans.
Thanks for sharing.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are SO incredible. I love what you have done. I can't draw worth a hoot, but sure enjoy Jean's tutorials. She is doing an excellent job and we get to see lots of teacups too!

Dianne said...

I have trouble with freely playing as well... Your teacups are lovley...

~*~Patty S said...

I play a lot...what I lack is discipline to hold still sometimes and learn something new...Jean's tuts do look wonderful and inspired...I need to stop saying I don't have the time and make it happen...
Jean and You sure make it look easy and oh so beautiful...your teacups (I spy a pink rose one) are simply splendid and charming and I LOVE them each and every one dear Kimmie!
oxo

Nathalie Thompson said...

Very nicely done teacups! And they look good as a garland on your cupboard!