Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peeled Clementine ~ Virtual Sketch Date January


Peeled Clementine
conte on toned paper, 8 x 10.5 inch, unframed and unmatted

This is my attempt at the virtual sketch for January 2009. It is done using conte on the smooth side of a toned Canson paper. Check out the others at the Virtual Sketch Date blog as they get posted. Saturday is the deadline for getting to see all the other interpretations. Some of them may be also posted on flickr.com on our group page so that one can see them all together.

13 comments:

Jeanette said...

This glow from the clementine and the paper itself is a perfect combination for this piece. Lovely work

Ramana KV said...

This is a very different attempt of the reference and it's amazing.. Speaks a lot with minimal colors..

SYLVIANE said...

Beautiful job!It is so soft..

Ana Tirolese said...

The monochromatic palette works for this. Lovely sketch.

NoNo said...

It,s another original interpretation, very good.

"JeanneG" said...

I'm loving these done with an orange background. Makes the clementine just radiate with light.

Rose Welty said...

The minimal palette here is very effective.

Debbie said...

I love the light and shadows.

Gail said...

Hi Maryann,
I love the richness this piece seems to convey. Great work with the toned paper. I think people don't realize how difficult it is to conserve the color so it works with the piece...like conserving you whites in watercolor.
Very nice.

ego2005 said...

Such a good idea to made it in monochrome!

Congratulations!

Brenda Yarborough said...

NICE!! Love the colored paper and the monochrome style -- very effective!!

Sherry said...

What appeals to me here is the warm glow the entire piece casts. Beautiful!

Marie-Dom said...

lovely work. Love the overall colour to this.
MD