Day 12 of 30 in 30 — Two plus one

Two plus one. Two peaches and one nectarine.8 x 10 watercolor. $25.

Two plus one. Two peaches and one nectarine.8 x 10 watercolor. $25.

Today’s offering is summer fruit, specifically two peaches and one nectarine. My goal was to show the texture and difference between the fruit. Can you tell which is which?  I will post this near the bottom.

This painting was wet in wet in layers, letting the paper dry between.  I don’t think I was patient enough in the layers and have lots of bleeding that I didn’t intend, which changed the shape of the one on the left in particular, but again, live and learn!  that’s why I’m doing the daily painting challenge.

Another benefit of the challenge is that I just dive in.  I don’t dither over the background, I don’t have the time frankly!  so it makes me try different things, that may or not be successful, but I make a decision, take the steps to complete it, and then check the results…

The nectarine is on the far right.   I painted it with sharper edges to make its surface appear shinier.  did it work?  after all, painting is taking 2D and tricking the eye to be 3D with texture, light, form and shadow…  it’s a very fun journey…glad you’re along for the ride….

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