Starting to paint for a major upcoming show in January 2019. So most of works that I’m painting now will not be up for sale until after the show.
I’m excited to say that I’m participating in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor 2018 Challenge. What I’m understanding about doing direct watercolor is to paint with pure watercolor. I cheated. I started out with a gestural pencil sketch and then add watercolor in a free forming fashion. The originator of the challenge is Marc Taro Holmes and his blog post explains more on the process.
My set up is using the early morning light.
Lost edges to melt into the background. Using a palette knife for accent highlights.
More attempts on using the palette knife. Actually the finishing touches with a palette knife but I began this painting with brushes.
Leftover tangerines not eaten.
Playing around with composition. I love the idea of objects off the page and the principle is to have three edges being touched. But I didn’t do it in this case. Does it work?