Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Bourbon Series - W.L. Weller

In this painting are the beloved hydrangeas, an old basket that has those wonderful bourbon colors, and a friend's suggestion of her husband's favorite bourbon, W.L. Weller.

I used the ValueViewer app again to work on the photograph to see both values and composition.  Glass is both a challenge and a delight to paint. I felt that I had struggled to find the exact bourbon color that I wanted, so I did a little more pre-mixing of my colors this time. All of these refinements added to the success of this painting.

Please suggest what bourbon should be painted next.  These would make a terrific addition to a bar area or for an astute gentleman on your Christmas list.  I am looking forward to doing a series of them.  Good thing I don't need to drink the bourbon to paint them.  ;)

Oh!  My friend bought this painting for her husband, but I can promise you I will paint it again!

1 comment:

  1. I love this series, placing the bourbon next to flowers is a wonderful juxtaposition and the way you painted the flowers is pleasing as well.