Saturday, April 15, 2006
For our Easter dinner, Charles picked up these huge artichokes -- my favorite!
I sketched these trying to learn VALUES ... so I did the pencil sketch.
Then I tried watercolor. I passed my work onto Kate as part of my watercolor lesson and homework, and she kindly made some very helpful suggestions as to highlights and overhead lighting. I took her suggestions, removed some paint from the top of the choke and darkened the bottom. You can't see the mid-tone shadow in this scan that runs along the bottom of the choke and shadow... I'm hoping for a new computer and scanner soon!!
I have to say, I'm mighty pleased with this .... and thank Kate (and other kind souls who added their comments) for the corrections.
Now, my task is to REMEMBER what I'm learning!