Pineapple, 6x6" watercolor, Diane Mannion
It's a good idea to switch mediums once in a while... cross-training. While oil's my main medium, watercolor's a refreshing change of pace, especially as a lightweight backup for plein air painting. Everything I need fits in a small bag, great for travel and spontaneous sketching.
This pineapple went though many stages. A first I liked it, then hated, then gave it a passing grade. Salvaged it by pushing values, but some of the darks became opaque and lost the vibrant transparency that I love about watercolor. Liked it more when I added the red bits.
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