Sunday, June 14, 2009

" MY HARVEST "

                 8   x  10    Watercolor   (frisket removed)

This is the challenge for Different Strokes From Different Folks a site hosted by Karin Jurick,
As you can see VEGETABLES were the subject.  In these challenges I had the desire to try to stretch myself with medium or technique. The background was done with a lot of Frisket, like a cake. Some frisket some paint, more frisket and color and so on. the idea was to cover some area at the time .Then it is all removed. If any one has ever done batik this is the same thing.
When finished I touched it up a little.
 
                     8   x   10    watercolor    ( frisket still on )

64 comments:

Leigh said...

this is so beautiful. thanks so much for visting my blog!

dominique eichi said...

Leigh, Thanks, your welcome

The Bull said...

Beautiful work, very nice stylization in your approach and technique!

DEB said...

Wow! This turned out wonderful. I love the frisket, but I especially like the texture on your vegetables. The tomatoes almost look like apples, and the skin on the onions looks so papery.

dominique eichi said...

The Bull,
Thanks, it was fun to paint except taking off the frisket.

dominique eichi said...

Deb,
Thanks I appreciate your comment.

judith said...

Dominique, Beautiful texture and color . I really enjoy seeing all the different interpretations of the DSFDF challenges. Happy Painting!!!!!!

dominique eichi said...

Judith,
Thanks for coming by. Yes all the different interpretations are wonderful.

Phillip G Holt said...

Dominique,
Not being a watercolorist. I had trouble seeing where you applied frisket. thne notices how the back ground was nuch lighter. You must have covered most of the table with frisket to lay in the darks in the wood grin. Good Job.
Phil

SYLVIANE said...

Dominique, je trouve cette aquarelle très réussie, mais je n'ai pas très bien compris le sens de "frisquet".
Merci pour ton commentaire sur mon blog.

dominique eichi said...

Phillip,
Yes the background was mainly done with frisket but basically it is a glue for paint so you put it where you do not want to paint to go on. When done you take it off. It is mainly used for watercolor but it might work in other medium.
Some area on the tomatoes and onions had some too. Which made those blotches.

dominique eichi said...

Sylviane,
C'est une sorte de cole pour aquarelle. Peut etre tu peut lire ce que j'ais dis a Phillip.
Merci pour venir sur mon blog.

Pat said...

hat a great challenge for yourself and great piece of art.

Christine Bray said...

I love your background texture. Also, I love your watercolor approach on this painting. The added purple in the corn is great. Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog! I really appreciate it.

dominique eichi said...

Pat,
THANKS

dominique eichi said...

Christine, THANKS. It was a fun piece to do. I appreciate you coming by.

Cindi said...

dominique.. thank you for stopping by my blog.. love how you did your dsdf.. great idea with the frisket... thanks for sharing.. looks like we are from the same area...

dominique eichi said...

Cindi,
Great having you come by also. I will leave a message on yours again. Thanks

Rosemary said...

Beautiful, Dominique! And you made the process sound like fun. Thanks for sharing! Watercolor is a difficult medium but you certainly control it!

Tracie Brown said...

Dominique, thanks for your kind words about my work and thanks for being the latest follower of my blog! I see that you are a fellow muralist as well. :) You are very talented and are wonderfully proficient in many different mediums. Great job!

dominique eichi said...

Rosemarie,
That's kind of funny because every-time I see an awesome watercolor I always tell myself I don't want to work with that medium it's too hard. Thanks.

dominique eichi said...

Tracie,
Nice to hear your a fellow muralist too. That might be my problem I like too many things. Thanks for stopping by.

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful job, Dominique.

dominique eichi said...

Edward,
You are someone we can all count on . Thank you

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is beautiful bon appetit! I love all of your work.

Claire said...

Dominique, I absolutely love the papery texture you got in the corn husks and the onion skins. This is just beautiful!

hissnhowl said...

Beautiful job Dominique! Love those purple shadows.

dominique eichi said...

Irit,
Thank you your sweet.

dominique eichi said...

Claire, Thank you so much for your nice comment.

dominique eichi said...

hissnhowl,
These are always so nice to do and learn from. Thank you

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wish I knew what frisket is...this is wonderful Dominique!

dominique eichi said...

DANA,
Frisket is a sort of glue that can be used to cover an area that you do not want the paint to touch and when your done you just rub it off sort of like Rubber Cement.( I never tried RC maybe it would work).Wherever you paint the frisket on the paint will not go through to the paper. I hope this helps. Thanks for coming by.

Priti said...

The background turned out nicely, i think i might try this technique sometime - thanks for sharing.

L.Holm said...

It's great, dominique! I love seeing your experimentation w/the medium and frisket. very cool.
Love the wood grain effect.

dominique eichi said...

Priti,
Thanks, I appreciate you coming by.

dominique eichi said...

Liz,
It is fun to try new things, Thanks .

maria said...

Nice job, and great idea with the frisket. I can't wait to try.

dominique eichi said...

Maria,
Thanks, I can't wait to see what you do with the frisket.

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful work, Dominique, as always! You've sure created a gorgeous background using Frisket. I love it!!

dominique eichi said...

AKIKO, Thank you very much.

CONRAD said...

Thanks for the nice post on my blog, i love this painting, the hint of purple brigs out the table top nicely, great painting

dominique eichi said...

Conrad,
Thank you, I appreciate you coming by.

Thea said...

Love your colours, thanks for comment.

adebanji said...

Great work, Strong vivid colours/textures!

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful work Dominique, and some real imagination presenting this challenge.

dominique eichi said...

Thea, Thanks you , your welcome.

dominique eichi said...

Adebanji,
Thanks I appreciate you coming by because you must be tired and busy with that little beauty !

dominique eichi said...

Vern, I appreciate your stop and comment my friend.

Ann Gorbett said...

Dominique-thanks for stopping by my blog. You are a master with the frisket! Your painting came out great. Also-I just saw your self portrait on ArtistsPaintThemselves blog. What a riot-that made my day.

Diana Marshall said...

wow, wonderful painting and in watercolor too, my hat off to you.

dominique eichi said...

Ann Gorbett,
Thanks for coming by . That self portrait made ME laugh too. I couldn't resist doing it.

dominique eichi said...

Diana,
Do you believe watercolor is my least favorite medium, it's true. But I keep going back to it. Go figure. Thanks for coming by.

Lee said...

Love the background and all the textures in your entry. If I grab one of those onions, the dry skin will crackle, I'm sure!

Lori Forester said...

Dominique,
Thanks for stopping by my blog as often as you do and for the kind comments you make. I love your painting. The textures you create are wonderful. I especially love the tomotoes and corn. and I love the onions too. This is wonderful

dominique eichi said...

LEE,
That's funny thank you. I appreciate you coming by.

dominique eichi said...

LORI,
Your welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed my harvest. Thank you

NoNo said...

I think you do a great job with the textures. This is very difficult in watercolor. Beautiful job!

dominique eichi said...

NoNo,
Thank you so much

James Parker said...

Wow, Dominique...you really did an outstanding job with this one. Sorry I've been such a stranger, lately..I need about 10 more hours in the day.

dominique eichi said...

James, Thanks, can I have 10 more hours too !!!

Carol Horzempa said...

I like the texture you created for your background using frisket. Very nice handling of the vegetables in watercolor, Dominique! I love your colors and the purple shadow! Great Job!

sonja moser said...

dear Dominique, thanks for your kind comment. this is a very interesting technique you employed with this piece, generating a special atmosphere. i like it very much. :-)

dominique eichi said...

CArol,
THANKS

dominique eichi said...

Sonja,
Your welcome, thank you for coming by.