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.
Figs in my father’s kitchen.
Quick sketch of the lunch table: yesterday our watercolor class had a lovely holiday party.
A plate-full of plums from this week’s oil painting class . (The pencil sketch came after the watercolor.) Reminding me of these prickly pears in the same dish.
Our three pear trees have begun producing their fruit. While gathering some for a crisp (they are still a bit tough on their own) last week I found this funny hunched-over one, and put it in my pocket to paint later. The first sketch on the left felt overworked and too warm so I had another go. I used a bit of pencil to put the pear and its string on the page then watercolor. Oil sketch here.
Incidentally I used a version of this recipe for the crisp which was considered by 7 of 7 to be drop dead good. My version of the recipe is here.