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!

6 comments: 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.

Lisa Firke said...

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

Diane M. McKnight, MA, LMSW, Art Therapist/Psychotherapist/Artist said...

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

Unknown 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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