This was a grey day and the rain held off till later. I had to move for shelter though which wasn't great for my setup. I couldn't easily be at the same level for painting. I'm usually a few feet lower then my little table so once I moved up out of the rain it was a challenge to keep stepping down to see, then going back to the make my stroke.
This showed me how little my memory works for just those extra seconds to add my stroke, normally I wouldn't need to take this long just a quick glance.
Probably this would be a good exercise to practicing to help my visual memory. I often step back but with but the busy market environment I can't do this as much as I'd like.
This was the most beautiful colour sweet pepper and I wanted to capture these hues as mauve is my favourite to add to most paintings. This allowed me to go all out but usual I need to hold myself back as I like to find the most realistic colour. The reality is that if I miss on the value nothing will look realistic even if I get that hue correct. Value is my first concern any hue will work if the value is correct.
At the farmers market last evening, this still life turned out to be quite challenging. We set the two unusual coloured sweet peppers to complement the yellows. I was very pleased to see these sunflowers available and purchased them quickly before anyone else could. They were in a nice large jar which I was able to borrow for the evening's session.
Didn't get finished this one until a couple of days ago as per usual had a tremendous time getting the mouth done correctly. I think this has turned out pretty good but I'll have to let the parents be the judge of that. Tried to stay pretty loose on the hair and clothing but the face needed a lot of layers and extra care.