Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 17 & 18! - 30/30 Challenge - Doubling Up Again!

Green Apple
6" x 6", watercolor, $35

Susie Sunflower
6" x 6", watercolor, $35

A couple of busy days in a row and more in the future mean: 
  • A. the complicated little pastel I was working on, gets pushed to the back of the line, and 
  • B. it's time to revisit a couple of tried and true subjects. 
Singly or with other items, in a basket or bowl, or simply on a table top, apples of all sizes, shapes and colors make the old school drill of drawing or painting light and shadow, and color study interesting (and delicious!).

Sunflowers are more complicated - the many radiating petals and the way light get layered through them can get confusing quickly. The foreshortened petals and the twists they can make, add to the difficulty. Much like Van Gogh's Sunflowers, the petals do seem to be moving and changing - there's a shadow and then, maybe there's not! These were given to me by my dear friend Michele (also a fabulous and creative artist) for my birthday. Thank you Mimi!

Hope you enjoy!