November 16, 2006
EDM #93 Egg carton
Quite a challenge for me - I bought this half carton specifically for the challenge. I did a pencil sketch first, then had to check my (home made)watercolor mixing chart to have any idea what colors to mix. I started with the brown eggs in a light wash, then the same on the carton (was suppoosed to be more taupe instead of gray ? but I could not mix that) then I kept intensifying colors and adding depth and detail - probably overworked it? Then I knew it needed "grounding" - I took a deep breath :-) and added the dark gray under shading - This is probably the first real "WC only" work I have ever done and I am ( modestly) quite proud of how it came out - even though my non WC moleskine was not happy. Only through this site have I found the knowledge and support and freedom to give it all a try and have Fun!