Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 36 - Pear

After the fun I had with the clementine sketch, I decided to try my hand at a pear - another popular fruit in the Rowan house.
pear sketch
watercolor on paper
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

Although I used the same sketch book for this sketch as for the clementine, for some reason I struggled against the paper. It didn't want to grab my dark washes and when I went back in to smooth the wash what was there lifted. I worked around this difficulty as best I could, but by the end I was feeling a bit frustrated with the process.

The only thing I can blame for the paper difference is the fact that I painted on the back of a page. Normally both sides of watercolor paper work equally as well, but maybe not in this case.

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