Here’s another bit of playing with just three colors in this doodlewash of a sliced pineapple. For this one, I used just Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue, and Burt Sienna and sepia ink. I have a painting crush on Quinacridone Gold because when you use very little water with it you can get a deep golden brown that increases your palette a bit. This is the first time I’ve ever painted a pineapple, but I was thinking about dessert and thought this was a healthier option. I love a perfectly ripe pineapple, though if it’s not perfectly ripe I’m sort of on the fence with this fruit. At any rate, here I present to you my first ever attempt at a pineapple, ripened like I prefer. Hope you like it!
We’ve hit another evening where I’m moving fast and running desperately behind, so I don’t have much time to type. The one thing I really want to say is that I’m thoroughly enjoying everyone’s paintings for World Watercolor Month! It’s been a huge thrill to see so many people coming together to celebrate the month with beautiful art. A special shout out to those of you still managing to keep up with the 31 watercolors challenge! I hope you’re enjoying the wonderful feeling that only comes from making art daily. Personally, I keep hoping that I’m improving overall even though some days it feels like I’ve taken a few steps backward. That’s all part of the process. And honestly, all part of the fun. If I knew what would happen each day, I’d probably get bored. So cheers to just enjoying whatever comes next!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Permanent Green Pale, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal.
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