A while back, almost three months ago in fact, I posted the beginnings of a watercolor painting of a rose https://jmnaszady.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/how-to-paint-a-rose/. It is still on my easel, glaring at me, waiting for me to finish. And I will.
But first, I want to paint some fruit. Step 1: Arrange the fruit and draw it. I attempted to encourage the viewer’s eyes to move across the page in a figure eight. Beginning with the orange, they will move down across the pear from right to left, then to the upright apple, and then the apple on its side. To complete the figure eight , I will place the edge of the table in the lower left corner, hoping that the viewer will glance that way next, and then back to the center. We’ll see.
Step 2: Paint the first layer, yellow. Then step back, scrutinize, and plan step 3. What fun! Special thanks to my husband for purchasing the fruit which inspired me!