STILL LIFE SET UP PHOTOGRAPH [above]

“White Jug with Grapes and Green Pear”
Transparent watercolour 15 x 11ins
Here is the first of two still lifes I set up in the studio recently.  Saunders Waterford 300lb is my paper of choice as it can take a lot of punishment and suits my working methods very well.
I started with a loose pencil drawing, then laid in the first pale washes of +over the pear and jug, working wet on dry.  
I then painted in the undertones, charging each grape with strong colour [squint to see these underlying colours – in this case, 
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