What did you do this last weekend?
I got caught up on two online class videos on Saturday and started two pear paintings. I used a limited palette in watercolors and found this to be a challenging exercise using only complementary colors…
My first one was using yellow and purple:
And my second color PEAR-ing was orange and blue:
I struggled getting the affect I wanted or maybe I was trying to hard to be PEAR-fect!
Does this ever happen to you?
After MANY layers, I decided to quit and eat my pear for a snack! Lol! 😉
I got caught up on some housework on Sunday and made a delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup in the crock pot. Overall, I’d say I had a pretty great weekend.
How about you?
Posted in Art, color experiments, Food, Painting, Still Life, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Word Play
Tagged color experiments, learning, online art classes, painting, pear, watercolor, weekends, word play
I invented this word, perifish.
I thought it was an interesting word for this post about a pear and a fish.
I was experimenting with Rembrandt soft pastels yesterday and this wild pear apPEARed:
Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?
And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:
It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!
Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!
Posted in art challenge, Color, color experiments, Drawing, Fish, Food, Pastels, Uncategorized
Tagged art challenge, Colorful, creative play, drawing, experiment, fish, happy, happy friday, pear, smile, soft pastels, word play
Yesterday’s post is a hard act to follow but I’m going to give it my best shot!
The shape apPEARed first… so I added patterns with a black Micron pen:
Next, I added color sparingly with watercolor:
And finished it with pencil shading to add the PEARfect dimension:
PERhaps you remember my 3 Pear Doodle from last year? You can see it here.
Thank goodness Friday is here or should I say, has apPEARed! Lol!
Posted in Art, Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged Art, art journal, daily practice, doodle, drawing, fun, inspiration, meditative, mixed media, patterns, pear, playful, sketchbook, watercolor, whimsical, word play, zentangle
Remember the watercolor I posted on Tuesday of a pear and apple?
Well, I wasn’t totally thrilled with it… so I decided to experiment and add some color pencils to it. Using my Prismacolor pencils, I added different colors in a basket weave pattern:
I finished it by adding more patterns for the shadows of the fruit and squiggles (a very technical term, lol) to the bottom half of the painting:
I really like how this turned out! What do you think?! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
Happy Experimenting! :-)))
Posted in Abstract Art, Mixed Media
Tagged abstract, apple, Art, color, color pencils, creative, experiment, fruit, meditative, mixed media, patterns, pear, play, still life
I decided to pick some fall fruit for a watercolor still life:
So I chose a pear and an apple!
Here is the first layer of paint:
The apple looks a bit like a tomato…
So I added more paint:
Pretty frustrated with the apple… maybe I should take a bite out of it and be done with it! LOL!
So I added some shadows and background and overworked my fruit a bit more:
Not my best work… but the pear was really good for dinner on a spinach salad!
Happy Painting or Eating! :-)))
Posted in Still Life, Watercolor
Tagged apple, Art, color, drawing, fall, fruit, painting, pear, still life, watercolor