The same tomatoes from yesterday. This morning, I decided to go with the “direct watercolor” approach – paint directly and do not do any preliminary drawings or use lines. I think these are more successful than yesterday’s tomatoes – a bit looser and more to my liking. They do seem to float in space a bit, especially the small one on the right.
I have been busy sewing for the holidays, as well as busy with appointments. Watercolor has fallen to the wayside – but not forgotten! Today, before I head out for a sewing class, I decided I wanted to work on white space, such as highlights, without using frisket. I took some tomatoes, set them on my desk (which has an acrylic protective surface), and painted. Here ya go!
Reds are actually a challenge as there are subtleties between the different areas. The same with the yellows of the cherry tomatoes. I decided to use the complimentary colors to create the shadows within the tomatoes themselves, but used blue for cast shadows in one, and tried to imitate the reflective cast shadows in the other painting, trying to replicate the tomatoes on the shiny acrylic surface.
These last few days have been hectic – appointments, rushing around getting things done, cooking for a bunch of people. As a result, Inktober has (hopefully) temporarily fallen to the wayside. Despite the craziness, I wanted to do something, paint or draw something, and thus, some Tomatoes Gouache, recipe for which is quite simple: tomatoes and gouache; to make, just paint.
I wouldn’t eat them as the fiber content is not quite the right kind.