Since the monthly project at WatercolorWorkshop is Rusty Things and the photo to use is a rusted pot, I'm using my bosc pear (I put a bit more orange-rust color on it but just a bit) and started the rusted pot again on watercolor paper with my paints at home - much better :) Since I don't know where the photo came from, I can't give anyone credit (I searched WetCanvas but didn't see any photo like this there so Gina - who gets the photos for us to all paint from - must have taken it from somewhere else). Since I can't give photo credit, this will just be a study for the monthly project and I won't use it for anything else (I'm not expecting it to be great, anyway but having fun with the rust and blue and wood right now).
And I've started another "rust" project for the month - some onions. The photo of the onions came from Amy Palko at Lives Less Ordinary - I have asked her permission to use her simple yet beautiful photo and will share my wc of it if she grants permission to show it here. Here is her photo - and you'd do well to visit her blog for the fantastic photos there and the good reading (http://liveslessordinary.wordpress.com/).