I’m discovering why beginners in watercolour painting begin with still life studies – by choosing a simple object, you are forced to focus on the details of colour and shape, and especially on the light and shadows within the colour of an object.
Still Life – White Mug
I did this from a tutorial in a book, with a white jug, but used a white mug of my own as a model.
It’s amazing how rich the colour highlights and shadows are, in a simple white porcelain mug!
Another still life study.
I got carried away with the luscious rich colours and shapes at the local Farmers’ Market… vegetables vibrant with life and colour.
I added the cartoon figure just to keep it from being too clichéd… which is a bit of a risk with still life paintings especially.