Thursday, June 28, 2007
Life Is Just A Bowl Of...
'Glacier' - Unfinished - Acrylic on stretched canvas
The EveryDayMatters challenge no.24 was to sketch a piece of fruit and this week seemed like the ideal time to tackle it after my purchase on Tuesday...A big, plump bag of cherries!
The painting at the top of this page was one I started last year for a Wet Canvas project that I have yet to finish. The second is an early artist trading card (2.5x3.5 inches) that I traded with another artist soon after painting it. I approached this painting using just the 3 primaries in acrylic paint.
The third goes all the way back to my first year in painting, 2003. I started my painting journey in watercolours and remember feeling rather proud of my little group of cherries and thrilled to bits when they sold!
'Primary Cherries' - Artist trading card - Acrylic on watercolour board.
'Cherry Trio' - Watercolour on Bockingford
These are my attempts from today. I decided to experiment a little, I seem to be doing alot of that lately!
First is my official EDM entry into my 'Little book of challenges'.
The second is a pen and wash that I personally feel got a little too dark, however, I am loving those loose splashes of colour!
EDM Challenge 24 - Pen & Wash in W&N A6 sketchbook
Pen & Wash in W&N A6 sketchbook
...Finally, I was brave and attempted one without a preliminary sketch going straight in with watercolour direct and aiming for a loose, painterly feel.
Watercolour (direct) in A6 W&N sketchbook
I used three of these delicious fruits as models this week but I consumed handfuls...BLISS!
Sometimes life is just like a bowl of cherries!