Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Today I decided to play with my watercolors. I found a beautiful reference photo of colored bottles with light streaming through them and making a rainbow on the table in front of them. I did not do the photo justice, but I did learn some new things about my WC paints and their color combinations that I didn't know before, so mission accomplished. I also realized that I don't know yet how to accurately portray colored and transparent glass, so more practice is in order!

Bottles watercolor, approximately 11x15 inches, Arches hot press paper
I can see any number of mistakes, especially when compared to the reference, but the worst is that I got a muddy purple in the reflection on the right, instead of the pretty violet that was really there.


  1. Gorgeous. You really captured the translucent feature of the glass.