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  • additional view of artwork by Warren Criswell

White Cup #2

United States

Size: 26 H x 34 W x 0.3 in

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Painting: Watercolor on Paper.

The second variation. See additional images for 3 and 4.

This is on heavy cold pressed watercolor paper, 22 x 30 inches, mounted on 3/16" archival foamcore, 26 x 34 inches, ready for framing.

When I returned to representational art in the late '70s, watercolor was my first love - probably because it was so different in technique from the abstract oils I had done back in Florida eight years earlier. I became a transparent watercolor purist, working from light to dark, no opaque paint, ever. I used masking fluid in all kinds devious ways to achieve intricate highlights I couldn't get by painting around them. I got over the purism eventually, and sumi dishes from Japan became my preferred watercolors. Some of the lighter colors are more translucent than transparent and can be almost opaque if dry-brushed, allowing me to use them on black paper a few times - something unheard of the watercolor world! But mostly I use white paper for light, and I still use the masking fluid when necessary. I try to get the same high contrast, dramatic chiaroscuro effects in my watercolors as in my oil paintings.

Keywords: Watercolor, Kitchen, White Paper Towel, Coffee Cut, Green Granite Countertop

Subjects: Still Life

Styles: Realism, Fine Art

Mediums: Watercolor

Materials: Paper

Prints: Still Life Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Watercolor Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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