I gotta admit that after 5+ months of posting daily about my art, it feels weird not to. So, I thought I'd share what I've been working on the last couple of days. The first picture shows two empty tins that I'm using to create mini watercolor palettes. I'm still waiting for the clay to dry but I should be able to fill the wells with watercolor paint in a couple of days. I painted the lids white so that I can have a place to mix colors on the go. I think I'll be making several of these with different color palettes (I have lots of empty Altoids tins). The next picture is another pear, this time in colored pencil. I used a different brand of pencil than I've been using and they perform a little differently so I'm not as happy with this one. The third one is a piece of Brach's toffee candy, also in colored pencil but with white gel pen for the highlights and writing. I am enjoying the reduced pressure of "having" to create something each day and it's exciting that in the last two days, it's been easy to still create stuff.
My final contribution to my daily art project. I'm continuing my pear series. Today's pear was created using Prismacolor NuPastels which are dry chalk-like pastels (as opposed to yesterday's oil pastels). These are tricky to work with since they are very dusty. I used a heavily textured, gray-toned paper. I like how it turned out and I like them all together. I'm planning at least one more version of this pear using colored pencil but I'm thinking I'll make a fifth one using my beloved Inktense blocks. Thanks again for following along with my daily project. I'm excited for what is next to come. I really feel like letting this project go is making space for even better work!
I am so enamored with my little pear from yesterday that I decided to do several studies of it in a variety of media. It's fading fast, though so I'm going to try to get two or three studies done today. I do have the first one done, though. Yesterday, I painted the pear with watercolor after drawing the pear with black ink. This morning, I decided to skip the hard outline and draw it with oil pastel. I then blended the pastel with odorless mineral spirits. I also decided to play around a little with color theory for the back ground. The pear is made up of complementary colors red-violet and yellow-green. I decided to pick one of the split complementary colors of each of those and put them on each side. So, a split-complementary of yellow-green is violet and one split-complementary for red-violet is yellow. It's kind of funky having the two different colors but I think I like it!