I did a little more with my tomato study and began the big painting. The study served to work out some color concerns and little technique issues on which I took notes so I could begin the big painting. The large painting is 24" x 24" and I've posted what is a VERY early stage. As you can see, it doesn't even contain all the washes yet. But it's fun to chronicle the work in this way -- hopefully it will inspire other artists exploring watercolor: the paintings don't always start out visually making a lot of sense at first. It truly is a journey. That's something I try to point out to my students.
|"Big Tomatoes!" (what I'm calling it for now)|
24" x 24"
This painting is on illustration board, so we'll see how it all comes together. It's a lot of pressure for me to even post the beginning of a painting - because it's always a craps-shoot. Who knows if I'll mess it all up (that's confidence, eh!?) :) But I guess it's to illustrate (mainly to myself, but others too) that it's all a process and sometimes we hit but sometimes we miss . . . and so what. We should get pleasure creating the misses too.
It's like that saying "A bad day at golf is still better than a good day at the office." You get the drift . . . anyway. . . Happy Painting!
6" x 6"