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Overflowing Fruit Bowls

Bowl of Fruit on Toned Paper, Digital Sketch in Procreate
Bowl of Fruit on Toned Paper, Digital Sketch in Procreate

While I was away from my blog, WordPress made some nice changes that are making it easier to post so I’m trying to get caught up with a few months of sketches and paintings. Today a couple of fruit bowls sketched in Procreate on the iPad.

Foreshortened bananas, Procreate on iPad.
Foreshortened bananas, Procreate on iPad.
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Art Still Life

Sketching Before Breakfast #4

Cantaloupe Slices, sketched in Procreate on the iPad and then eaten for breakfast.
Cantaloupe Slices, sketched in Procreate on the iPad and then eaten for breakfast.

I took a long break from posting to my blog and I have lots of good excuses. I created a bunch of draft posts of a series of iPad sketches I’d done at the breakfast table and then my kitchen remodel began. Four months later it’s finally finished! So here I am finally posting the drafts that I started months ago.

View from the kitchen table. iPad Pro and Procreate.
View from the kitchen table. iPad Pro and Procreate.

Sketching in sepia "ink" before breakfast or random stuff on the table. Procreate on iPad.
Sketching in sepia “ink” before breakfast or random stuff on the table. Procreate on iPad.

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Art Digital art Drawing Food sketch Procreate on iPad Quick Sketch Still Life

Sketching Before Breakfast #3 Mystery Pears and More

Two pears and an apple on breakfast table; morning sketch in Procreate on the iPad.
Two pears and an apple on breakfast table; morning sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

And we have more morning sketches. I was really trying to force myself to stick to 3 values for each object. My glass-topped table is so great with its frosted glass square design elements and reflections.

Unfinished sketch of bananas and lemon on the table
Unfinished sketch of bananas and lemon on the table

Super quick sketch done on Procreate on my iPhone with my finger, barely had a minute to draw but didn't want to lose momentum.
Super quick sketch done on Procreate on my iPhone with my finger, barely had a minute to draw but didn’t want to lose momentum.

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Art Flower Art Oil Painting Still Life

Iris in an Aqua Cup and Bonus Pear Painting

Iris in an Aqua Cup, oil on unstretched canvas, 12x9"
Iris in an Aqua Cup, oil on unstretched canvas, 12×9″

I was thrilled when my irises bloomed again this year after failing to do so last spring. I love the warm light I was able to capture in this painting. It went through a lot of changes before I finally settled on this version. (Available on my DPW gallery here.)

Bonus Pear, oil on Gessobord, 6x6"
Bonus Pear, oil on Gessobord, 6×6″

This was just a little love letter to a pretty pear. (Available on my DPW Gallery here.)

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Oil Painting Still Life

Queen Pomegranate and Princess Persimmon (Painted Thrice)

Queen Pom and Princess Persimmon, oil on panel, 8x8"
Queen Pom and Princess Persimmon, oil on panel, 8×8 inches (Available to purchase¬†here)

There was something regal about these two, hence the name, despite the queen sitting in a soap dish, not a throne. I started out thinking “values and planes” and then, as usual, got seduced by color and detail. I did manage to keep some of the planes I saw in this pomegranate (which was becoming more faceted as it became more elderly, having been painted a few times over the past couple weeks). However, I’m not sure the painting actually benefitted from leaving the planes (or so many of them) visible.

Below is a photo of the set up and below that the two previous pom/persimmon paintings that were a nice warmup and introduction to the subject, though perhaps not terribly successful in terms of paint application, composition and/or drawing.

Photo of setup for Queen Pom
Photo of setup for Queen Pom

4 Poms on a Black Plate, oil on panel, 8x10"
4 Poms on a Black Plate, oil on panel, 8×10″

3 Poms on a Black Box, oil on panel, 8x10"
3 Poms on a Black Box, oil on panel, 8×10″

3 Poms on a Box painting on easel and still life set up
3 Poms on a Box painting on easel and still life set up