However, when I was at the grocery this week, my heart did a little happy dance to see Rainier Cherries were back in season! Yummmm! Love those cherries! And almost (but not quite) as much as I love to eat them, I love to paint them.
So this morning, before I could burn out the last few brain cells I have left, I decided to get busy and sketch some of the juicy gems of goodness! I literally tossed a handful on the counter and started straight in with my brush—no sketching, no ink. Just paint.
|Just getting started|
|A few more on the page|
|Stems and Shadows Added|
|Tracing paper overlay with the pigment names and mixes used|
|The page taped in at the middle of the sketchbook.|
I still have to trim down the edge.
|Final Page - Watercolor Only|
*Alizarin Crimson is a extremely fugitive paint pigment. The replacement available on the market today is called Permanent Alizarin Crimson, but it isn't much more light fast than it's predecessor. However, in my sketchbook, which is my playground, I will use less than permanent paints to see the various effects and colors they make in mixtures.
If I create something wonderful that I don't want to lose, I take a high-resolution scan of it.