Well, I’ve had a couple of tricky days, where I just couldn’t do a picture, I don’t know why. But last night in the cool of the evening I managed to snap out of it. I’d bought these radishes earlier in the day, wonderful specimens with a vivid pink which was quite spectacular. ‘Tombow time’, I thought; not too much mixing of colours, just laying it on and pushing it about.
What I didn’t take into account was that I don’t have a very subtle selection of greens and yellows, and that’s why the foliage here is somewhat lurid, rather than being the actual greeny-grey-yellow of the radish leaves. Bizarrely, I quite like it that way – I’d never have used these colours with traditional watercolours, but they do add a very interesting dimension. The same applies to the shadows.
All in all, I’m pleased that I knuckled down to this one. An hour well spent, to get me back into it (hopefully).