when you're feeling kind of lousy, no energy, there's nothing like sitting still and doing something quiet...
today i dug out my watercolours and puttered
the only fruit in the house was an aging banana
didn't seem all that inspiring but serves me right for dodging grocery shopping this week
i started sketching it shortly after eleven
and when i thought i was done i looked at the clock
the first image is the way it sat while i painted it - i just had fun turning the paper for the picture-taking, looking at it from every angle
it looks a little different in the photographs as well
more burnished i think - must be that the camera emphasizes the white space?
i really know nothing so am just guessing on this point
i can't tell you how thrilled i am with it though
positively gleeful, i was
i rummaged around and found the pear i did many years ago in a watercolour class i did with a local artist
i noticed when i took the picture i signed it with january as the date
shows you just how far behind my mind is - i did this today!
now i'm thinking of what i want to paint next - strawberries come to mind, or radishes
i love radishes - they are such a pretty colour and with their green leaves still attached, lots of scope for colour and freshness in the painting
or grapes - they look so pretty in their bunches
i may have to venture to the grocery store after all