Tuesday, October 9, 2012

sketchbook Tuesday :: gourds

We stopped by the "You Pick Pumpkins" field last Friday and I purchased these small gourds for our seasonal decoration. The shapes and colors were too pretty to resist. These were sketched with watercolor only in my handmade sketchbook.

8 comments:

Jennifer Edwards said...

Gourds give such great opportunities for watercolor, don't you think? You did these proud, Ann!

Betty said...

They have such lovely texture and colour, you have captured them really well and inspired me to bring some in to decorate our home.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I always remember my grandma having a bowl of gourds in the autumn and I also remember us shaking them to hear the seeds rattle inside. What an amazing memory this piece gave me. I'd long forgotten than until now.

I didn't realize there was a demo on the Rosetta Stone. LOL I was probably in too big of a hurry (one of my many downfalls). I am a bit non-plussed by the lack of instructions on the pages so often start with a mistake due to trying to click and figure out what the exercise is...

Not to mention, my high school French started out with verb conjugations for "I am" and "I have..." But I am enjoying the program too. Maybe at some point your daughter and I can attempt a conversation on their chat thing.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann - these gourds are lovely...they do make such wonderful subjects. Thanks for sharing your lovely piece. Have a wonderful day creating. God Bless.

. said...

Its amazing how gourds grow and what colours they have and you got them spot on with your painting. Lovely and happy autumn to you!!!

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous, colorful, yummy painting!! Love the colors :-)

MILLY said...

Saw the gourds and had to say how lovely they are. They are such fascinating shapes and colours, make great subjects to draw. Going to enjoy having a look at your sketchbook.

Ann said...

Thanks all! They were fun to paint.

And Sherry, that would be cool! I didn't realize it had a chat thing LOL!

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