Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Blue and Gold" (W.I.P. Pears Painting - Step 4 - Completion)

Watercolor on watercolor paper - 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" (SOLD)

It's done!!

In the first stage of this painting I mentioned wanting to do a piece to show what I can do. But I'm not so sure I like the way this one turned out. Embarrassing.

I do like the blue and yellow color combination though.

The fabric used for the still life was really intricate and beautiful and I don't think I fully captured that here. But at the same time, I wanted the pears to be the focus so if too much detail was put into the floral cloth it would defeat the whole point.

Maybe I'm just too critical of my own work or maybe I've been looking at this still life for so long now that I've grown sick of it.

Well at least it's finished. Oh, and the pears are now resting in peace in the compost bin!


Unknown said...

Hi Dean, thanks for visiting my blog because that has led me to yours. Your work is beautiful! Watercolor is the most difficult medium, I think, and you have exhibited a good mastery of it. I'll
be back to check on you.

Dean Grey said...

Thank you, Deborah!


suzanneberry said...

Dean, I LOVE this painting! It's just beautiful. You are incredibly accomplished in wc, a medium i've avoided like the plague, just scares me. This is luminous and solid at the same time, great work! Congrats! I've been so wrapped up in my work I haven't taken the time to appreciate other work as much as I'd like to. I'll chat about the bugs later, off to work. Looking forward to more of your incredible work. Thank you so much for your comments, coming from an accomplished artist as yourself, it means a lot. chat soon, suz

Dean Grey said...


Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure how "accomplished" I am, but I am trying.

Your work is so detailed and realistic. Any comment from you is definitely perceived as a compliment.

Thanks again!


r garriott said...

Dean, thanks for roaming around my website! I'm enjoying yours, too.

These pears are beautiful! Hope that you'll come to appreciate what you've accomplished in this piece. Sometimes paintings have a mind of their own and turn out differently than the picture in our minds. That doesn't make it any less of a success.

Dean Grey said...

R. Garriott!

Thank you for that. I think down the road when I look back on this piece I'll appreciate it more than I do now.

Guess I've just stared at it for so long I got sort of tired of it???


Gwen Bell said...

This is a beautiful piece, Dean! I love the vibrant blues and yellows. The detail in the fabric is gorgeous.

Dean Grey said...

Thanks, Gwen!

I loved the color combination of blue and yellow in this painting as well.

I'm not sure I captured just how beautiful the original fabric was but I think I got a good likeness.

Thanks again!


Steve Hay said...

Hi Dean,
This painting is absolutely exquisite.How do you feel about the painting now almost a month later?
Would you like to make a living from doing work like this? If so this work would be highly sellable.

Keep on painting, as well as the refreshingly honest posts on your blog.

Dean Grey said...

Hi Steve!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Interesting question from you.

I do like "Blue and Gold" more now than when I first finished the painting. Certainly not my most favorite piece but it's not bad either.

And yes, I'd definitely like to make a living off of my artwork. That is the MAIN goal. Keep checking back with my blog for details on that goal.

Thanks again!


Meeko Fabulous said...

Hi Dean! You are SO talented! I am so jealous of your talent. Where do I sign up to get my very own Dean Grey original? :)

Dean Grey said...

Meeko Fabulous!

Oh, how nice of you. You're, well....Fabulous!

I will be linking my blog to my eBay auctions soon. You can find me and my art on eBay under the seller name: deangreystudio.

That's the best way to own a Dean Grey Original!!


David K Small, artist said...

Where is this painting living now? Has someone bought it or is it yet to be offered for purchase? Your own collection?

Dean Grey said...


I still have this painting, David, and plan to list it up for auction soon!

You can check the eBay link on the side of my blog to see what artwork I'm currently offering for sale.

Thanks for asking!