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Grapes II • Blue-green

Grapes II • Blue-green

Title: Grapes II • Blue-green
Original: 2006, 8x12 inches, watercolor on Arches cold press

I love painting layers of color on the leaves and grapes to gradually reveal their structure, the shadows and play of light.

The Process: The leaves are covered with watercolor on the vein side, then pressed on wet paper. More watercolor is applied to the wet paper and wax paper ‘grapes’ are pressed on the paper. When this is completely dry, leaves and wax paper are removed. Painting one layer after another gradually builds depth and definition in the image.