There is just one more meeting for the watercolor class I’m taking at Merritt College so I’m especially pleased to have completed this painting on Friday.
The painting began with the background using a wet-on-wet technique — the reverse of other paintings we’ve done — then the shadow, the reflection and the eggplant. The last application was a third layer of paint for the darkest portion of the shadow beneath the eggplant. Pablo called it a real success — but then, he’s the essence of patience and encouragement. Still, considering my goal of continued exposure to watercolor and training my eye to see the colors before me, I am rather pleased with this. I don’t think one would mistake this vegetable for anything but an eggplant and it does have a shadow and reflection. Goal met here.
I don’t think I’ll be taking the class next semester. I’m eager to turn my attention to fabric and a series I have in mind.