"Tired Peony and its Vegetable Friends" 10x6 watercolorsThis week's Daily Paintworks challenge is to paint vegetables from life. I wasn't sure how I'd like the challenge, especially using watercolors. I tend to think in oils when I consider painting still life. But I think the rich color transitions made this project fun.
Lately I've been feeling like my stamina is being rationed. I'd basically think about setting up a still life for painting and before I know it, I'm exhausted just running around gathering objects! Sometimes I get tired just thinking about what objects I want to use! Maybe it's because it's spring time. I always suffer stimulation overload in the spring because of all the flowers I want to paint and the pressure of them fading soon if I don't save a block of time to paint them! Then torment myself with the feeling I don't know how to paint flowers. It's a laughable situation but a real torture sometimes! So there you go, a tired peony and its vegetable friends! I was tempted to paint a person for the peony's friend but I didn't. So I hope I get humanitarian points for that ;)