Wednesday, November 04, 2009

October sketch project


I did this for the monthly sketch project for October. The photo (taken by Leslie) was lovely, and that rich background really caught my attention. My favorite things to draw and paint are fruits and vegetables. The problem with drawing fruits and vegs is that I rarely have a story to go along with them. I didn't finish on time - due to lots of out of town travel, but I wanted to do it anyways.
Its watercolors on 90 lib block paper. The background color is one of my favorite darks - a mixture of indigo and veridian - done in several rich, juicy layers. The veridian lifts off when it"s wet so it requires quick work and not much messing around with it. It leaves you with interesting patterns and blooms. And that to me, is what makes watercolors so much fun. The results can be unpredictable and very beautiful.
You can see the rest of the monthly sketch projects here:

9 comments:

Possum Patty said...

Juicy watercolor apples! Well done, I like your background colors, too.

Claudine said...

They look good enough to eat!

Florence's Art said...

I love them. I really like the mottled texture you gave the piece.

Leah said...

gorgeous! i love the reflected light you captured in the fruit.

Alex said...

Terrific stuff! I really like the bright difference of colors here, but subtly showing the nice values of green, and red... perfect background to bring out the subjects too ^^e

bendelachanal said...

Beautiful colors,bright and energetic.

Ramona Davidson said...

You have a great picture there. Good art.

Aurileide Alves said...

Loved the apples! What a light!

dibujandoarte said...

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