Hi everyone :) Things are slowing down even more as my due date of June 9 approaches! I am finding myself spending Derek's naptime (normally my precious painting time) napping also. Sleep is tougher to come by at night and taking care of a busy two-year-old is becoming more exhausting by the day. This will probably be my last YOCH post until July. I am giving myself a month or so "off" and might still do some painting here and there, but no pressure if I don't. This excites me because by July the Farmer's Market should be in full swing and hopefully I can start doing a little more painting from life again. I have also decided that I might trade in the sketchbook for some better quality paper depending on what I am painting. I wasn't to use this time/ project to start working on practicing painting various food ingredients (including those outside of the world of produce) to use in recipe illustrations in the future. So, there's what's going on with my YOCH!
I really like how these turned out, despite that fact that I often get frustrated when mixing purple. However, I just expanded my watercolor collection a bit which includes a Mauve so we will see how that serves me in the future. The stems are my favorite part, though I think.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! They were not painted from life unfortunately as figs in Fargo are hard to come by. But, they were still really fun to paint! Love the color palette and the different techniques I got to use. This is a tie with my tomatoes as my favorite illustration to date! I would like to try them again on higher quality paper.
This was a tricky one for me. I don't hate it, but....I don't love it. Yellow shadows are SO hard to do and so far in my paintings I have tried using purple, gray, and now green hues for this and haven't really been thrilled with any of the outcomes. But, that is what this project is for, practicing and getting better. I think I would also like these lemons better if I would have done a little less outlining on the slices. I will be tackling these again, as I really want to nail them since they are a main ingredient in a lot of recipes I want to try illustrating.