Farmers Market painting with thumbnails

I’ll be at the Providence Artisans Market tomorrow, September 2 from 9AM-12PM at Lippitt Park in conjunction with the Hope Street Farmer’s Market.  I will have a few paintings, including this one, on display along with information about my fall classes.

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Below are my thumbnail sketches and first pass color impression.

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Yellowtail Snapper

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Sketch it first paint it later.  One morning last week at the market I saw these pink and green striped fish.  It was early and quiet there at the fish counter and I thought, “What would E., do?”. I sketched in an idea of them with color notes.  back at home I added paint.

Memory Bouquet

lavener and pink flowers bouquet watercolor

I began this weeks ago but got sidetracked after the first few minutes.  The bouquet is long gone but I worked from the flowers so many times, last night worked from memory.  The little red berries were entirely invented, but I had planned that from the get go, even when I thought I would be working from life. 8″x10″, Watercolor and the narrow side of a tombow pen on cradled aquaboard panel-its a struggle to be loose on the panels, and with the heavier pen but I will continue to persist.  Its better after a year.  Last year I couldn’t really manage anything at all on these panels but in the last two months I’ve been able to use them. I’ll bring this with me to Studio Hop today.