Thursday, July 15, 2010

Artichokes, part 3


I worked some more on my artichoke painting in class on Tuesday. It's coming along slowly. My plan is to work the back ground with some abstract linear elements so that the artichokes don't look like they're floating in space. After three posts on these artichokes it's going to be very frustrating if it doesn't turnout like I hope it does. I'm hopeful for something "enterable" but if it doesn't work out, I have enjoyed the journey so far and I will likely paint this subject more than once.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Poppies

Poppies, 9x9
This little painting was started awhile ago. First it was just a background needing a subject. I thought I would paint it as a diamond but I think it looks better straight, besides, I found it was impossible to photograph and crop a diamond shape. I sort of like the windswept feel of the blossoms. I worked on it in between working on the artichoke painting. So much of watercolor is waiting for paint to dry thoroughly before you go on to the next step. It's good to have another painting handy.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

First of the Summer 5x7

We all look forward to this fresh treat every summer; the fresh, home-grown corn and tomatoes. The ears of corn were small but oh so sweet, just out of the field. I think the tomatoes must have had a greenhouse start but they tasted like the real thing. I intended to time myself and do this as a 20 minute challenge but I couldn't resist adding the shadows after my 20 minutes was up. I will just have to try it again the next time we bring home these delicious treats from the market.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.