I have been bitten by the gouache bug. Bit HARD. You can probably tell. Seeing as I have done show and tell 4 times in the last 7 posts, and prior to that there had been no show and no tell for quite some time because there had been no painting.
I have moved on from cake, beets, donuts, and peppers, to fruits. More specifically cherries and bananas. Not together. Not yet. This is my first attempt at cherry pie.
I started out with practice drawing ahead of time. Thanks sister for that invaluable little piece of advice. It helps me to figure out in advance which ways lines should go to give a slightly proper perspective.
Then I painted out the pie and threw on some paint until I was semi satisfied, then added just a bit more. Because I thought I should.
Once that was done I walked into the kitchen and spotted the banana. When your name is Carol, and you have just painted your first piece of cherry pie, you think there is nothing you can't do. So the banana it was.
Again there was practice sketching, then I drew the banana "for real" with a micron pen and painted the background first and then painted in the banana.
When Chris came home from work I told him I was probably going to do a whole series of fruits and have them framed to go in the dining room. He was extremely enthusiastic about the idea. He may have jumped up and down and did a fist pump even.