Sunday, December 13, 2009

Starfruit ~ Sigrid Frensen


It has been too long since I posted something. I was just too busy taking care of sick children and going on a holiday. But yesterday I finally found some time to paint something again. On Flickr, in the *Watercolourist, Painting with light* group there was a nice challenge photo. Two carambolas (or starfruit). The colours were so bright. Green colours, almost toxic, you don't always see in nature. So I thought this would be a lot of fun to explore the greens.

I soon found that the best, most explosive green I could get was by mixing Winsor&Newton's Lemon Yellow and Hookers Green. For the shades I used Indigo, Caput Mortuum with the green. The browns were Raw Umber and some Burnt Sienna. Some small details were added at the end using a bit of Sepia.

Gosh, this was really fun!


  1. WOW, this is just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wonderful depth and color and I love their twisting shapes.

  3. They are truly beautiful, Sigrid, and thank you for telling us which colors you used

  4. Beautifully done Sigrid! The colours are gorgeous!


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