Saturday, May 18, 2013
Last weekend I arranged some fruit and a tea cup on our kitchen counter playing around with different positions. I had trouble deciding where to focus the composition so I started with a pencil sketch and did some thumbnail drawings. I wanted the apple and banana to be the main subject. Today I completed a watercolor painting of this still life composition. I think the apple should be a warmer red and the teacup a more turquoise color..
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I decided to try my luck at painting the same rosé I did as a drawing a couple of weeks ago. I struggled to apply pink that did not appear washed out. I think next time I'll mix in a little yellow and less white into the reds. I like the balance of the overall composition. Last weekend I saw some Dutch floral paintings at the DeYoung museum that were truly amazing. Painting this rose made me really appreciate the amount of work involved.