WSH150 HP 72lb Handmade 1950\'s paper from William McCracken\'s Vintage Paper store. I sort of followed a tutorial from Anna Mason for the cherries so I could just concentrate on how the paint handled on the paper. I say sort of, because I don\'t have all her colors and just went off on my own about 1/2 way through. Anna Mason Cherries-WSH150 HP 72lb Handmade 1950's paper
Lol, my peppers ended up looking somewhat like pumpkins. Strange drippy paint pumpkins... in green and red. Hmm that still actually works, what with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner.
This was actually one of those paintings that when I finished realized that I should have stopped about 3 steps back. Most definitely should have reconsidered not spraying it after I did the inking in my new favorite ink Robert Oster\'s Melon Tea. But I do like the way the ink reacts to water.
Well actually prickly \"pear\" cactus. I had already painted pears a few times and wasn\'t really in the mood to do it again just yet. So when I was looking at references I saw an image of a prickly pear cactus and decided that looked like much more fun. You can\'t really mess up a prickly pear cactus, because they grow in random configurations all on their own. Their random nature makes them fun to look at and even more fun to paint.
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