Summer Squash on a Messed Up Page, brush pen & watercolor

Summer Squash on a Messed Up Page, brush pen & watercolor

Last week we went to a fairly desolate corner in El Cerrito with the intention to sketch a church and the local Wienerschnitzel fast food drive-thru. I was starting to get a migraine and feeling generally stupid so my first attempt just left a page with a bunch of black lines that I could see were all wrong.

I left the page and moved on to the next one (below). The next day I went back and drew right over the messed up page with my green Pitt Brush Pen to paint the squash above. (I’d cooked and eaten its delicious brethren but saved this one to draw.)

Wienerschnitzel, El Cerrito, Ink & watercolor

Wienerschnitzel, El Cerrito, Ink & watercolor

Here’s my second attempt. I love the way even the stupidest building can be pretty at sunset. At 7:30 it was already too dark to see so we gave up on drawing the church. By time we left at 8:00 I was happy to go home, take my migraine meds and head for bed.

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  1. I’d have never draw over something. Great result, it looks really tasty.

    Fab drawing of the building too.

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    • I guess I just don’t like wasting pages. So what if it had some irrelevant black lines on it. It allowed me to be totally free and easy on drawing the squash since with the messed up page it couldn’t be perfect no matter what. Jana

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  2. I am into painting food right now too. It must be the change of season.
    Ginny

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  3. Wow. I can’t believe you were on the verge of a migraine when you did this!

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    • That’s why I’m so glad to have my sketching group. If I wasn’t committed to going out sketching on Tuesday night I probably would have sat home feeling sorry for myself. But I got out and enjoyed some sketching instead. Jana

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