Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Finished Product Day

Ta-da! Finished product! The latest watercolor painting is done. I am shocked at how quickly I was able to finish this large work. It has to be a record for me. Maybe I've figured out how to make the process work for me.

Yellow Tomato ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis
15x20 Watercolor on Canson paper
The trick is to start the next one right away. If I could get away from all the other things that need my attention I could sketch out the next work and get to it at a free moment. When will that happen?

Fortunately, I am prepared. If I hadn't taken these photos I'd be looking for something to paint. Really, I never thought I'd paint from these photos at the time. I just liked how the colors and shapes looked, enough to take pictures of everything.

Too bad I'm not doing the CSA share this year. It was pricey, I didn't always like the produce I received, and it was too out of my way to pick up my share. The sunflowers I got were the spark, though. Amazing sunflowers! And now, the produce. Who knew produce could look so beautiful?

So, I have a plan! Farmer's Market photos! Buy sunflowers! Arrange and photograph, or paint live. Keeping the momentum high will keep Mr. Resistance at bay.

At least that's the plan.


  1. this is just beautiful a vibrancy not alwys present with watercolor , I really like this. I think its agreat idea to use the farmers market produce as your subject, it will be colorful!


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