Monday, November 22, 2010

Watercolor- "Dom Perignon Cork"

An earlier cork watercolor- almost true size
9X12" (this time on smoother surface paper- I think I prefer the rough for corks)

If you have visited my blog before, you probably know that I enjoy using wine corks as painting subjects. I love to paint corks because there is an abundance of detail and each one is unique. I like the different logo designs stamped on them, along with all the nooks and crannies that make them one of a kind. Most of the corks I have are wine corks, but there more than a few champagne corks also. Christmas, New Years, anniversaries- they deserve champagne at our house. With the holidays almost upon us, it made me think a champagne cork would be a good watercolor. I have painted many corks in the past, but they have all been close to their true size. I wanted to try out larger than life corks. I have to say, it was lots of fun- more area to work with meant more fun with the details.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Your corks are stunning. Love the larger version - it really sings!

  2. Phenomenal!
    Wow, are incredibly real,brava Sheryl!!


  3. Thanks, Pat! I like the larger one also and plan to do more that size.

    Grazie, Franz! I love painting detail- still life is my favorite style of painting.


  4. Love it! That's one classy cork!


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