I'm slowly working up the heirloom tomatoes. I don't want them to get dull but, truthfully, those type of tomatoes aren't bright red but a dull red with dull green stripes so I guess I'm getting there.
This is a full sheet (22" x 30"). It will come together more when I put in the area around the tomatoes.
And this may be the last of the Pear Series! I'm calling it Stained Glass Pears.
I'm moving on to peppers now, having my beginner class do two paintings from the same photo: one will be done wet-in-wet and one will be done by glazing layers of colors. I think that will teach them 2 very different techniques and they can choose which style they like. Myself, I prefer the spontaneity and looseness of wet-in-wet. Nothing like seeing the pigments blend and bleed and mix on wet paper!
The photo of peppers I'm using was taken from the Image Reference Library at WetCanvas.com - totally copyright free photos there to use, if you're a member (and membership is free). I picked 3 different photos and had the students choose their favorite to paint.
I hope you are having a good week so far. As for me, I've been struggling since I caught a cold the first week of September. Can't shake the sinus and cough problems and am seeing my allergist today. I think this fall there is so much pollen in the air, even people who never had allergy problems before are suffering and I'm miserable. Time to do something about it!