Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Art Every Day Month - November 23

16 Views of a Strawberry

I am having fun with the challenges of making my daily paintings fit a 16-block format on a quarter sheet of watercolor paper. Earlier in the month, I experimented with using this format to give multiple views of an apple and a beach pebble. In the same vein, today's painting shows 16 views of a strawberry, slightly larger than life size.

Throughout this month's challenge, I have resisted the temptation to do preliminary sketches, choosing to brush the watercolor directly onto the paper in a spontaneous way. However today, for the sake of placement and representation, I sketched each berry in pencil before I painted it. You may be able to spot the pencil marks underneath the color.

I am pleased with the way today's painting has turned out. Hope you like it, too!


Michelle said...

I am in love with this! I love how you were able to do so many different angles - similar but not exactly the same. I'm about to check out the rest of your posts too.

hitthosekeys said...

I like this very much. Would repro well as a poster.... just sayin'.

Diane M. McKnight, BFA, LLMSW Artist/Healing Art Guide said...

You are really getting the hang of this loose watercolor technique. These strawberries are scrumptious looking.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

my mouth is watering

Mavis said...

Hi Michelle:
I am so pleased that you are checking out the rest of my AEDM series. Enjoy!

Hey, Lisa:
I hadn't thought about the poster idea... that's an idea worth following up... I will let you know!

Hi Diane:
I really appreciate your comments and your encouragement to keep stretching myself with the watercolors!

Hey Sue:
I agree... it's time to go and get some strawberries - to enjoy eating right away!

Thank you everyone for your wonderful support, it makes me feel good to read your comments!

Leisa said...

I LOVE it!!! yummy and so pretty too


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