Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Since it's Tuesday

it's as good a day as any to post a couple of recent works from my sketchbooks. I couldn't resist picking up a few pears from the grocery, they always remind me of fall. Because it takes me so long to finish my drawings in colored pencil I took lots of photos of pear groupings to possibly use later for still life compositions. But I also couldn't resist doing a quick watercolor sketch of pears while I was at it.

We spent Sunday afternoon in the park at Valle Crucis and I tried doing some quick watercolors while there too. These I sketched in brown colored pencil first and then used watercolor over top. The pears were painted directly without any drawing first. Both were done in my watercolor Moleskine journal.

13 comments:

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Beautiful watercolors.

Possum Patty said...

Love the shiney texture on the pears! And lovely colors!

Shirley said...

Great pears! I really like the colors and the reflections.

Dan Kent said...

Amazing you produced such a sheen on those pears! Beautiful. I didn't even know you did watercolor! Obviously you know the medium very well.

freebird said...

Luscious pears!

Alex said...

I was like "THIS is how pears should look like!!" Even those being sent to my workplace twice a week aren't up to par...the colors were not at all inviting so usually I'd just go for the bananas ^^
Nice sketches Ann, and thanks for your comments!

marancat said...

What a lovely pair of pears(Sorry!)
I love the 'painterly' look to them.

Tammy said...

Love the trees. Those pears look yummy!

Sharon said...

Love your pears! The shapes and the colors are so inviting. :)

raena said...

Gorgeous pears! Well done.

Ann said...

Thanks all :-)

Krista Meister said...

Lovely pears, and I like your tip of how you drew an outline in brown colored pencil and then did a watercolor sketch over it. Very nice on-location sketches too.

Teresa said...

Pears are beautiful! You've really got a handle on the watercolor greens.

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