Natural Grocers, Eugene, Oregon
Sandy and Barb Shirk shared their calendar watercolor swatches – Sandy posts hers like a gallery, Barb integrates hers with other art.
Then we all got down to sketching our art models – fruits! Pictured here are Penelope, Tricia, and Sandy.
Barb Shirk starts with sepia pen, adding to a sketch already in her sketchbook, then beginning to add color and value depth.
Barb Aten tries out new markers, alleged to be water soluble. She’s not so happy with how they behave!
Sandy begins adding colored pencil definition to her light pencil sketch of the fruit, deepening the values, adding details.
Tricia starts with a delicate pen and ink sketch, then watercolor.
Jane (the restless, irritable, & discontent – inside joke) tries 4 versions: watercolor, ink, water-soluble ink, marker with white.
Erik brings artful technique to the orange he peeled – first pencil, then crayon d’arche, then knife for scrafitto lifting to get light lines.
Sandy takes on the orange peel challenge, too, adding shadows.
Penelope 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.