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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Its not summer without cherries!

Cherries, 5 x 6" Acrylic on illustration board

Here is something like some previous paintings I've done a few months ago. My intent is to do another fruit painting and then make the 4 designs into a set of note cards. I'll keep you posted on that!

Working with paint on illustration board is interesting! It isn't really designed for that - so, where you put the paint is where the paint stays. It is much less "forgiving" than watercolor paper. But, it also has such a smooth surface that the finished painting has a very nice result and the detail can be done very precisely!


Jim Shanahan said...

Hi Helen, I like your blog and decided to link your site to mine...Your efforts seem to be paying off, I've started my blog a month ago so hope to be able to paint more through doing the blog. Seems to be working so far. Colourful original work by the way. I like your blue kitten. Check out my site if you like -- Jim

Shea said...

I like oil best, acrylic and then watercolor that is my top 3
watercolor does tend to be more "unforgiving"

Terry Banderas said...

Nice job on the cherries. There is nothing quite like seeing a cherry tree that is loaded. I purchased some illustration board the other day to do what you have done. I used to do pen and ink on illo board.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

Cherries in art are my favorite! Yours are so vibrant and wonderful. Now my mouth is watering.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Elena said...

Hi, love your cherries! Lovely colours & lovely blog.
Ciao for now, Elena :)

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