Still lifes are part of Suzanne McDermott's online course in drawing and watercolor. We are in week 7 already of an 8-week course and 4 of us have decided to continue another 4 weeks! I really recommend it if you want a refresher to your drawing and watercolor painting or if you are new and need help learning. If you're interested and want more information, just go here for Suzanne's information on her September course - still time to sign up, I think!
I did this drawing in graphite earlier in the course. Calling it Eat More Fruit :)
I ate the apples, Sweetie ate the bananas and the lemon is still in the fridge.
An artist friend, Jane James, says when she can't think of anything to paint she always paints pears. Seems like a good thing to do. They aren't too complicated and you can play with composition or not - or just paint the shapes. In fact, you can probably just make up the shape of pears if you don't have one or two in front of you.
So I guess this one is called Eat More Pears (or maybe Have You Lost Weight?)
I did this with graphite, too, and it looks soft - I guess I don't like hard lines in my drawings so soften everything as I go along. I don't mind the soft look but some people might.
Tomorrow, I'm going all the way to Indiana (yes, an hour's drive for me through ubiquitous orange barrels) to see Deb Ward and Sharon (she doesn't have a blog, bad girl!) to paint and gossip and laugh and have fun. Haven't done it for ages and it's about time to get back to it - if I can stand the construction and crazy drivers who think 55 MPH Work Zone means that's just for me and they can play Indy 500 all they want along the way. Anyway, I'll take my magnolia painting and finish it there, I hope.