These paintings of pumpkins were painted around 2013. Recently someone bought one of them. I had completed forgotten they were around and thought I had destroyed them.
I spend Saturday morning at the Community Park where most of the recreational soccer games were played. Just to sketch people…parents watching the games and the young soccer players.
I had been following Jieko on Instagram. Especially her sketches of people. I found by exaggerating the figures I felt I could captured people easier, more gestural.
Below sketch first the soccer players in watercolor. Afterward did a gestural outline of the figures.
I can’t get away from painting fruits. Their colors and shapes are too similar to human skin and shape.
In the “Nectarine and Cherries” I loved how the far right cherry turned out. The reflected light was perfect. So I did another cherry painting. Cherries are so dark almost hard to see other colors but yet their reflective quality make them an interesting subject to paint…at least for me.
These paintings are part of a body of work for an exhibit at the Pence Gallery in January 2019.