|Pear Studies, Jeanne Turner McBrayer|
I recently joined an online watercolor forum called Doodlewash. One of the features is a prompt for a daily painting exercise. Yesterday's was "saturated."
I decided to use saturated color to do some pear studies a la Bob Burridge. He offers a weekly online tutorial every Monday he calls "Bob Blasts," and he has often featured pears as his quick warm-up study subject.
Bob uses acrylic paint on most of his Bob Blast paintings, but I tried to use his technique with watercolor. He does a lot of negative painting around his bright subject matter. That is a little harder to do in watercolor, but I am pretty happy with these three pears. I used his color wheel to make the colors pop.
Edited note: Bob Blast 193 on March 12, 20012 is about painting pears! And thank you to Bonnie Preslar for the lovely comment on this post. I did not have your e-mail to send you a reply.