18×12 Pen and Ink and Watercolor
I was inspired to try this painting by Brenda Swensen and her post on Zeta paper. So I grabbed some of my wife’s Pfaltzgraff dishes (Napoli style) and set them up on the corner of my desk. I have six can lights in my Library that doubles as an art studio, so there were a lot of highlights on the dishes. I tried to get most of them by painting around the brightest leaving just white paper and lifting color out with a wet brush and a dry paper towel.
This was a lot of fun. This was the first time that I painted something sitting in front of me. That made a big difference. Usually, I paint with my imagination, that is, imagining what the object looks like and painting it that way. This time I kept the subject in front of me and what a difference that made!