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Persistently Painting Potatoes

Feeling frustrated from failing to form a faithful facsimile of a silly spud I sought some solutions. (I’ve always loved alliteration.) Displayed below in reverse order (last version first) are my efforts in trying to understand the shape of one homely sweet potato (and a can of beans).

Oil painting #2, after sketch and watercolor study, 6x8", on panel
Sweet Spud #4 , Oil on panel, 6x8" (after watercolor study and sketch below)
Sweet Potato watercolor study, 6x8" on Arches wc paper
Sweet Spud #3, watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper, 6x8"
Pencil sketch to try to understand planes and volume, 6x8"
Sweet potato #2 (Pencil sketch to try to understand planes and volume), 6x8"
First oil painting before doing the studies, 6x8", on panel
Sweet Spud #1, (First oil painting before doing the studies) 6x8"

I think I like the watercolor best, what about you?