The Documented Life Project: Week 6
So this week's challenge is to open up Pinterest and be inspired! So much to look at! So much to decide! I have enough things pinned on Pinterest to keep me busy, inspired, well fed and amused for the rest of my life! I decided to look through some Valentine's ideas and came across a bowl of strawberries. The colors were amazing and I knew I just had to paint this. Here's the Pinterest Picture I chose from the Freshy Pinterest Board.
I challenged myself by using a medium I rarely use but want to learn more about, Twinkling H2Os by Luminarte. They are water-based and move like watercolor, however they are much thicker and have a mica pigment mixed in to give them a sparkling look when dry. I selected my palette and sprayed them well with water to activate the pigment. They look like candy to me!
I sketched out the design on a piece of watercolor paper then began to add my lighter colors first. I continued to add layers to build up the shape of the strawberries, then put in some darker shades to give some depth. I love how the paints sparkle when they are dry. They are really beautiful!
And here's my finished bowl of strawberries - picked and cleaned and taped into my planner!