This week, the gourds went from this:
To this ...
When they were originally this:
To be fair, the photo was taken from a slightly different angle.
I had wanted it to be loose and Fauvist, and the left gourd is at least pretty loose, but the nodules were just too picky and challenging on the right gourd. Next time I am regressing even further and I think I am going to paint my pink pitcher. Nothing else. Pink pitcher, round, arcs, one color pink, highlights. Big brush, loose.
I am pleased with the left gourd. I might go back and black out some of the bottom. And the top highlights around the gourd stem should be lighter than the ones on the bottom, obviously. Still, that left ground jumps right out at you, doesn’t it?