This still life just came calling to me from…from… my counter!
It’s an 18×24″ watercolor on 140 lb. cold-press paper.
This was the last of our orchard apples. From here on out, it’s back to the store-bought variety. tear.
The bowl is one of the first bowls I ever made in pottery class. I can only imagine what my pottery teacher was thinking as she watched me randomly painting a bowl with glazes (most potters dip their pottery to achieve an even beautiful finish). Yeah, I painted on the glaze. It dripped and speckled and became very uneven and quite frankly that’s what I love about it. It’s silly, I’ve made many other bowls since then, but this little cereal bowl is still my favorite.
Here is the progression of the painting:
I’ve slowly learned to always add the shadows before using red or black paint. If you so much as touch either of those two colors with water after they are down on paper, they run all over the place. Keeping that in mind, I was able to keep my whites white. See, look at that. It only took me 298 days to figure that one out!
As for my private life, I got word today that after the political mess of speaking out against something, the parties that be, got the message. They are meeting with us next week to fix the problem. I’m glad something good can hopefully come from all that emotional turmoil I felt this week. We shall see…
I have a busy weekend away which always puts the “challenge” in my 365 Creative Challenge. I’m going to have to come up with a creative project or two that can be accomplished in the car. That’s about the time I will have.
Hmm…I’ll come up with something. Surely!
This is gorgeous! I love this kind of photo-realism-that-isn’t… at first glance, it looks photo-realistic, but as soon as you examine it, it’s clearly painterly.
Thank you. That’s very kind. What a great way of putting it!