|Vegetable Assignment - Turnips|
This assignment is well and truly finished - I'm not a fan of vegetable paintings but this project has helped me to see them through different eyes ...
|More washes going on ...|
What I did enjoy was painting a subject that lasted a long time ... really helped with the observation process rather than a plant or flower which changes before your eyes and makes the process a lot more tricky.
|Taking shape with the cut stems ...|
|The real ones starting to deteriorate ...|
I also enjoyed using a limited palette - Quinacridrone Violet and Winsor Violet for the purples, Naples Yellow and Sepia for the dirty bits and then Cadmium Lemon and Cerulean or French Ultramarine for the greens.
|Getting bolder ....|
I was quite surprised how many washes it took to create the depth to show the form and tone of these turnips ... they are heavy with a grubby, irregular form but yet I also see the magnificent colour and flamboyant display of stems ... disappointing not to have the leaves but there were none at the grocery store ... in the end I quite liked the stems the way they are. Maybe I will paint more vegetables ..... for now happy to send this trio on their way!
|© Vicki Lee Johnston|
My trio of tumbling turnips!