Natural Fruits

Natural Grocers, Eugene, Oregon

1      2Sandy and Barb Shirk shared their calendar watercolor swatches – Sandy posts hers like a gallery, Barb integrates hers with other art.

AllThen we all got down to sketching our art models – fruits! Pictured here are Penelope, Tricia, and Sandy.

BarbS-1      BarbS-2Barb Shirk starts with sepia pen, adding to a sketch already in her sketchbook, then beginning to add color and value depth.

BarbA-1      BarbA-2Barb Aten tries out new markers, alleged to be water soluble. She’s not so happy with how they behave!

Sandy-1      Sandy-2Sandy begins adding colored pencil definition to her light pencil sketch of the fruit, deepening the values, adding details.

Tricia-1      Tricia-2Tricia starts with a delicate pen and ink sketch, then watercolor.

Jane-1   Jane-2

Jane-3   Jane-4Jane (the restless, irritable, & discontent – inside joke) tries 4 versions: watercolor, ink, water-soluble ink, marker with white.

Erik-1      Erik-2Erik brings artful technique to the orange he peeled – first pencil, then crayon d’arche, then knife for scrafitto lifting to get light lines.

San-peel-1      San-peel-2Sandy takes on the orange peel challenge, too, adding shadows.

Pen-1      Pen-2Penelope adds her orange peel sketch to a page with grapes, using frames to set each sketch apart. The grapes are in a line and text frame, the orange peel gets a napkin frame.

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