Watercolor Mosaic

apricot, blackberries, Cherries, fruits, habanero, home art, Italian Mosaic, Mosaic, pear, pineapple, plum, Raspberries, strawberry, white peach
To see more details or play with virtual framing click HERE

When a very special customer of mine asked if I want to paint an Italian style mosaic with the fruit vase, I first thought I did not hear her right: Mosaic? In Watercolors?!! But as an Artist who likes a challenge and loves to explore, I jumped to this project with enthusiasm.
We discussed the details and composition, colors and stylistic approach. The fruits and berries are all her favorites for cooking and baking. And the mosaic painting itself will become some sort of signature of her love to cooking with the heart and passion. From the last posts you remember, her jams are to die for!
And now here is a little game.
Try to find the following:
White Peach
Apricots
Strawberries
Plum
Raspberries
Blackberries
Cherries
Pear
Pineapple
Did you do good?
Now here is another challenge:
Find a Habanero Pepper
It is there.
Wonderful! 
How could it have all of that? I can give you a recipe: patience My Friends. When I was painting each tile of this fruit mosaic I meditated while creating those virtual stones: rock by rock, color by color, all in Watercolor!! :0)
And here are a few detailed images of this Mosaic Fruit Vase:

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Original Watercolor on 300lb Arches Cold Pressed paper 12″x16″
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Cherries – Aquabord Study

Cherries, Christmas gifts, Gift Ideas, handmade gifts, Still Life, Uncategorized
One more study of Aquabord. I love the texture, but it is not easy to paint on this surface; yet the decorative effect wins the prize and I think this small thick square boards will make a very good affordable gift for the art collectors that do not want to spend a fortune but still want to make a unique gifts to their friends and family. I especially love how it looks on the easel. More pictures are here

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5″x5″ Winsor & Newton Watercolors on Aquabord 1/8 thick

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

It’s Pouring Towels & Cherries

affordable art, Cherries, cherry, decor, interior design, kitchen decoration, kitchen paintings, original paintings

SOLD

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After selling my favorite Cherries in the Bowl painting I got so obsessed with cherries last week that I started painting them again and again like crazy. Using the same reference photo, I’ve decided to imagine different positions of cherries and different surfaces (such kitchen towels patterns etc). When I was less experienced artist I thought the cherries is hardest berry to paint. It turned out that after painting your 100th cherry; you are becoming a pretty proficient in catching the highlights, color depth, and reflection of the surface.

Try it! It is so much fun 🙂 Here is a little trick for the artists: for the highlights I’ve first used masking fluid, then dabbed with slightly wet Q-tip and when surface was dry I’ve grabbed the razor blade and scratched the area around the highlight to give a better berry-skin look to a cherry…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
These three cherry paintings are some of my Affordable Art collection that I’ve placed on Etsy.com. I love the recent article of one of the artists that pointed out the importance and a beauty of the afford-ability of art.
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4″x6″ and 5″x7″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper