|Peach Pebble Pepper (c)2011 Dora Sislian Themelis|
Watercolor 9x12 Lanaquarelle
Shhhhh. I don't want him to hear me too loudly for fear he'll show up and bother me again.
As I was saying. The veggie haul was "fruitful" and ended up being quite productive. I don't know what it was that lured me to paint. The shapes of the produce, the colors, the combinations looking very interesting? What?
I felt bad I ate my still-life subject at the beach that day of the earthquake. Maybe that was it? The peaches in the veggie haul were really pretty. I don't know, but I found myself reaching for the peach, then I grabbed an interesting looking pepper, and one of those pebbles I was painting a while ago.
After arranging these items in a way that felt good to me, I filled my water contained and started in on this. No pencil sketching, just drawing in the items in watercolor paint. I must admit that when I work this way I sometimes fail to place the painting in the center of the paper. I'll fix that with a matte when the time comes.
For now I did it. A breakthrough, and the best part is I painted for only twenty minutes. Just enough time to get it together and back on track.
"Back in the saddle again,
Out where a friend is a friend.
Where the longhorn cattle feed,
On the lowly gypsum weed,
Back in the saddle again."
by Gene Autry, songwriter