Sunday, July 15, 2012

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I've always been curious about using black watercolour paint and when I saw Holbein's "peach black", it sounded so good I just had to try it. Turns out it's very similar to ivory black...
$50  6"x9" watercolour painting
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39 comments:

  1. I have no idea what peach black is, but I love how that red apple glows and how it contrasts with those cool colors of the pitcher and background.

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  2. beautiful shading. and i love the ethereal, rain-kissed feeling of this piece. lovely!

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  3. hmmm. Peach black. Sounds interesting. I am glad to have you to do the experiments so you can tell me if it is worth it to buy. I love your pitcher and apple. The colors absolutely sing!

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  4. Nora what a lovely watercolor. You will have to let me know how you like the peachy black - I have never added black to my palette - love your work. God bless!

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  5. This is beautifu lNora! I love those juicy colors. :))

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  6. Never heard of "Peach Black" before. How can a black be peachy? Does it have a warm orangish/pinkish hue? It's amazing to hear the names that the manufacturers come up with these days. I think I'd love that job. Oh, I name paint colors for a living. . . Hummm....I'd say you made very good use of it here nevertheless, Nora! As always, I love your work! ☺

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  7. really love the colors in this one!

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  8. You suggested the patter on the jug so well, and that apple pops out just beautifully !

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  9. Black can not see! So it's perfect! You have found a magic!
    Bravissima, Nora!

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  10. AGREE BLACK IS TREATY AND i TOO HAVE NOT HEARD OF PEACH BLACK...YOUR PAINTING HOWEVER, IS PEACHY!
    cheers, dana

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  11. I love the patterns you have created with the watercolour...so much control for something I have little control with. I need to practice! :)

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  12. Looks like the peach black worked very well Nora, although I haven't heard of it before.

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  13. You handled it very well. I have never tried it myself but you made it look so great I am tempted.

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  14. Your watercolors are luscious! I saw the Peach Black in oil and was tempted - just because of the name. What the marketing people at Holbein intended, I'm sure.

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  15. Lovely creations ~ love your style ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Beautiful watercolor, Nora. I love the pitcher and the apple is perfect!

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  17. I love your free style as always, and this is gorgeous with the way the light hits the jug and apple, and the blue shading to mauve for the shadows. Beautiful.

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  18. Hi Nora, Veo esta acuarela algo diferente de lo que sueles hacer, con mas detalles y mas precisa, es asi? :) me encanta como todo lo que haces, es genial! un beso

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  19. beautiful creation, love the colors you used!

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  20. Haven't heard of peach black either, but I love how you used it to emphasize the blue of the jug and the red of the apple!

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  21. Now that is one gorgeous pitcher! A lovely piece, Nora.

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  22. Maravilloso bodegón con buen uso de los colores :)

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  23. As always, your selection of colour and placement of the various hues gives the viewer an interesting experience.

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  24. Looks beautiful, Nora. Looking forward to more with black.

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  25. This is amazingly beautiful. Love the form of the apple and the pattern on the pitcher. I removed black from my palette a long time ago. I found it to be duller than mixed blacks. Perhaps peach black solves that problem. yesterday I colored the ink drawing of a woman with a grey dress and black sweater. I used Payne's grey for the dress and the grey mixed with red for the black. It worked well.

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  26. Beautiful colour contrasts and the dancing lines make for a classic Nora painting!

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  27. I absoultely love the shadow!

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  28. Hello Nora:) Love your painting. Your style is so nice! Your choise of colors is perfect! I also love your banner, so free painted/drawn. Very nice:)

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  29. I'm always amazed by watercolor artists who use dark colors but don't have a muddying problem. I imagine that is one of those skills one learns with a lot of trial and error! My favorite part of this one, as others have mentioned, is the loose way you indicated the pattern on the pitcher. So nice!

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  30. I keep coming back to this image. It is so strong. I love it.

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  31. Wonderful painting, it's such a sunny homey composition.

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  32. Very pretty. The pitcher and fruit are just so touchable.

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  33. I would buy it for the name as well... and your painting is gorgeous...xx

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  34. and this one i rally really like! great work! i'd definitely buy it if i had the money to!

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  35. Beautiful! The vibrancy of the apple against the serene blues is a perfect combination!

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  36. The most awesome use of red I have ever seen.

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