Hurray! Today I finally got my head into a place where I wanted to sit down and do a picture, and it’s all thanks to these beautiful flat peaches. The scent as I passed them by was wonderful, and lined up together in this plastic punnet they just made me want to paint. I would have liked to have had natural light shining on them, but it’s bucketing down today, so the kitchen lights had to do. And this was maybe a good thing, as the punnet shadows became more interesting with the overhead lights.
It had to be watercolour. I started with a lemony yellow/green, and added in the pinks and reds, some into wet, some straight onto dry. I used a purple for the dark areas which although not retaining its vibrancy once it dried, did give the deeper colour I was looking for.
I think maybe my recent rest from the daily picture regime has done me good. I really enjoyed making this sketch – and ate one of the peaches directly I’d finished, to celebrate. Let me assure you, it tasted as good as it looked.