Summer is the time of year when we live on fruit salads. If we get ambitious, maybe a pie, tart, galette . . . you get the picture. The prompt of “fruits” is perfect for the middle of July, the month of #WorldWatercolorMonth2019.
This year looks like it will be a really good year for our fig tree, a Brown Turkey. We used to have a Kadota, which is a lovely green fruit, and a perfect foil for the Brown Turkey, which are a deep purply-brown color. Figs are something I look forward to every year, to just walk out to the tree and enjoy a sweet treat . . .
Besides anticipating figs, we have also enjoyed grapes and apricots this season. Cherries, nectarines, melons, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries. Abundance!
The first painting is not quite where I want it to be. I was focusing on contrast and shadows to separate one piece of fruit from another. The same for the grapes and apricots, which is a bit more successful although I am not quite pleased with it because I think it is a bit overworked. It’s interesting how I feel pretty good about some things – more confident – and less so with others. I guess we all do.