A Red Blend

I was doing blind contour drawings of a red wine bottle in my sketchbook and added some watercolor:


I really like how the colors blend into each other – much like a bottle of Cab-Merlot, don’t you think?

I decided to add some color pencil to them to see how it would change them:


Sorry the light isn’t better! Β They look totally different now – what do you think?

Fun to experiment! Β πŸ˜„

Cheers!  🍷

26 responses to “A Red Blend

  1. Very Paul Klee! (K)

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  2. I like them both but prefer the top one. That is a very stylish image, more about color and shape. The bottom one, the darker lines distract from shape and color. Does that make sense? xo Johanna

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  3. Great idea Jill, I’m partial to the first one for the minimalist effect.
    This would be an interesting abstraction in fabric, too. Beautiful post today.

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  4. Very cool experiment – turned out lovely – and with one of my favorites too boot! πŸ™‚ Cheers!

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  5. Catherine Johnson

    They are so funky, Jill! You inspire me every day.

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  6. These are great Jill! πŸ˜ƒI love seeing all of your progressions. Not being an abstract guy myself I was surprised how much I liked the simplicity of the first one. Very cool to watercolor a contour practice sketch…you transformed it nicely! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ¨

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    • Thanks Charlie! ❀️ Yes, I think I like the first one best too. That is the wonderful thing I like about sketchbooks – experimenting and seeing what I like best. πŸ˜„πŸ’–πŸŽ¨πŸ·

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  7. Love the overlapping bottles Jill! I drew overlapping pumpkins – should have added color like you did. Still time I guess. πŸ™‚

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  8. Both are great! The somewhat different colors evoke different moods.

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  9. I love the first one….so airy

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  10. So fun! I like the faces on the tops of the bottles …. Look closely !

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  11. Oh I really like it! Somewhat nearly like the first version better than the second πŸ™‚ Well done!

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  12. Fabulous!~ I love them all! πŸ™‚

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  13. These are fantastic!

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