Thursday, July 24, 2008

EDM #133 Draw a peach (or two)


This exercise was a stretch for me since I started with watercolors first - instead of my usual manner of drawing with pencil, lining over the pencil, and then adding the watercolors. This often results in me feeling like I'm a grown-up doing a coloring book! Hence, the need to stretch my abilities.
While I was doing this, the phone kept ringing, other commitments kept "calling", and a man stopped by to give me an estimate on replacing the roof on the house. I think the clutter in my life is reflected in this painting - but I wanted to post it anyway to remind myself (again) that everything doesn't have to be perfect. Intellectually, I know this. Now, I am waiting for my emotions to catch up.
Having said that, I do like the peach and soft violet colors together. About a year ago, I made a bracelet with these colors out of Swarovski crystal. Hmmmm.. that gives me an idea for future exercises: explore color and what combinations appeal to my eye.

7 comments:

Spinneretta said...

very pretty, you did a great job.

The Happy Painter said...

I like them. They look soft and fuzzy, like peaches.

I often do watercolor first and then ink after. Seems more like embellishing as opposed to "coloring." Also I am a messy-loose painter.

Mindy said...

I have much to learn! And, probably some bad habits to undo. I feel that I need to be looser and more free with my sketching.

Lynn said...

Lovely peaches, Mindy. Adding the leaf really highlights the softness of the peach.

Deb said...

Oh I love how the leaf is lightly draped over the peach...so delicate!

kazumiwannabe said...

Nice work! The page looks great and the peaches are really "soft and fuzzy" (sorry, I'm copying The Happy Painter's words but I've just learned the word fuzzy, was looking for it!). I have yet to try this technique of painting first...

SCquiltaddict said...

beautiful job on the peach...