With less than 30 minutes to paint today, one would think I’d choose a far simpler subject. But with a prompt of “sheer” I inexplicably thought of gummy bears rather than a bit of lovely see-through fabric which I’m sure is the proper definition. What I didn’t think about was how devilishly difficult gummy bears would be to paint. I’m hoping the idea comes across at least in this sketch. Our friend Aesha is coming over in just a few minutes and so I need to be quick, but as ever, I just can’t skip a day of painting! So I’m sneaking in a little gummy treat before logging off and enjoying a lovely evening. I loved these little bears when I was growing up, but they taste a bit weird to me know. And the texture is a bit too bouncy for my taste. Which is an odd way to description an edible, but these are rather odd little candies. Biting the head off an innocent little bear seems a bit harsh as well. But they are nice and colorful.
I’m going to keep this post super short today as it’s a holiday weekend here and time for taking a little rest and relaxation. Something I really do, but seems to be long overdue! So, I hope wherever you are, you’re doing the same today. It’s a wonderful thing to chase every dream, but even more wonderful to spend a little quality time with the people you love.
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M. Graham Watercolors: Azo Yellow, Permanent Green Pale, Pyrrol Red, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al-Star Fountain Pen – Extra Fine, with Platinum Carbon with black ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
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