Can You Ever Have Enough Sushi? : Daily Art Practice
We had some more snow flurries this week, but surprise, my daffodils survived the craziness! I decided to pick some just in case they didn’t and now they are on my counter looking lovely and bright. I forgot to snap a picture so maybe you can just imagine them.
There is not much interesting to share this week so I will get right to the art.
I guess my theme for my watercolors this week is food. I love sushi, especially California Rolls. I had them for the first time at one of our local Asian Buffets and I have been hooked ever since. Asian food is something that I always crave, in fact, I ate wonton soup for most of my meals during my pregnancy with my oldest. I am hoping to add more Asian dishes to our weekly meals so I hopefully I will have more dishes to paint in the future.
Recently, I watched a free Etchr Studio class on Youtube on how to paint this watercolor sushi. I planned on painting it twice but I was pleased with the outcome from my first try, which rarely happens, so I decided to move on. Food is very difficult as it requires a lot of layers as well as whites to give it a realistic appearance. I am not good at being patient so realism is not only a lesson in watercolor but also patience.
A few weeks ago in THIS POST, I shared a photo of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake that I made for my son’s birthday. I am always looking for more foods to paint so I thought this would be great practice. It consisted of many layers of paint and the hardest part was the frosting swirls on the top of the cake. I also struggled with the shadow placement. If I ever give this cake another try, I would use masking fluid for the whites instead of a white gel pen and I would practice those frosting swirls in advance before making my completed piece. The glass cake stand was a bit tricky as well, but overall not so bad.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is some of my favorite teas from Tiesta tea. If you have never tried these flavors, I suggest all of them. My absolute favorite is the Fruity Pebbles which has recently been renamed Fruity Paradise.
Happy Tea day,