Monday, July 29, 2013

A Still Life

It's another busy month and I'm supposed to be working on our state sales tax return.  But I also need to do a blog post, which I'd much rather do.  

It seems as if I've been painting more gouache pieces lately.  I've had some short painting times at our plein air locations for one reason or another and gouache seems quicker to me.  And also, since taking the workshop given by Joseph Zbukvic my watercolor painting seems a bit confusing.  I'm still processing what I learned and trying to integrate it into my own way of painting.  As one friend said, maybe it's a little of right brain vs. left brain.  I think that sums it up perfectly.  

I've been inspired lately to try some still lifes.  I painted this gouache piece before the workshop, having in mind to add it to the show our paint-out group is having this month.  When I saw these onions at the local farmer's market with their long, dried stems I had to paint them.  More still lifes to come!

5 x 7"  Gouache

8 comments:

  1. Love this painting. It's hard going on a course, you expect to paint well but it doesn't work like that for me, it takes a while to see what you have learned seep into your own work. Lucky you though going on his course.

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    1. Hi Polly, Thanks so much! Absolutely right about workshops!

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  2. Nice seeing a still life from you Sherry, love this!

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! This was just to try.

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  3. Like your recent paintings, Sherry! Thanks for all your support, btw.
    Seems you're still looking for 'your medium'?

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    1. Hi Frank! Thank you! I thought my medium was watercolor but people seem to like my gouache pieces. I usually do a watercolor at the paint-outs and try a smaller gouache while I'm waiting for washes to dry.

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