Can You Ever Have Enough Sushi? : Daily Art Practice

 

 

Couch Talk

 

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.

 

Watercolor Practice

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.

 

 

Tea Day

 

 

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,

Kate



16 thoughts on “Can You Ever Have Enough Sushi? : Daily Art Practice”

  • You’re making me hungry with your drawings this week Kate. Especially that cake. Yum. I like sushi, but funny, California rolls are not my first pick. But you really capture the look of the sushi for sure. I hope you have some spring like weather and a great week ahead Kate. And of course a happy T day too. hugs-Erika

  • The cake looked delicious as a photo, and still looks delicious as a painting. I’d love to have a slice!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  • Your realistic watercolors are SO wonderful Kate!! I don’t have that kind of patience required for the dry times and layers which is why watercolor art is not easy for me. I t’s such a treat seeing yours. happy T day!

  • Wow your watercolors are so good-I love that you share your work.
    sorry you got snow again hopefully it will be the last of it and spring weather will come in
    Happy T kathy

  • Kate i remember you from when i was with the Tparty before i left..! I remember you always posted such beautiful art! That has not changed! Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  • Your paintings are… you get bored, reading my same-ole-same comments all over each week, do you?
    Kidding. Beautiful. I don´t like seafood or sweets, but these look delicious! My Hubby would go all in!
    Happy T-day – P.S. did you go on with the selling your pics-idea? Did I miss something?

  • Wonderful art, Kate. The cake is my favorite. The teas look wonderful too.

    Can you have anough sushi? I love it, but remember one night when I decided to venture out with my sushi and eat a very large and very ornate dragon roll. I over did it and had to swear off anything but California roll for several years – lol. I had to give a presentation the next day and it was the toughest presentation I have ever given

    Hugz and Happy T-day.

  • Ironically, I didn’t have time to visit the sushi bar at the Chinese buffet,. I think you did a great job painting it. But my favorite was the cake. I thought you did an excellent job with it. It looked just like the cake you baked..

    I have never had any of these Tiesta teas, but the fruity pebbles sounds good. Thanks for sharing your incredible art and your Tiesta teas with us for T this Tuesday, Kate.

  • I remember the cake you made for you son’s birthday and the painting looks just as good. Yes, give me sushi. Hard to get around here so I use to make my own. I haven’t had any in quite awhile. Have a lovely day.

  • I don’t think you can ever have enough sushi – I love it. Your watercolor painitngs looks good, the cake looked delicious when I saw it first in your photo and now again as your painting. I can imagine that it is not easy to paint food. Happy T day.

  • Oh. my goodness, Kate, that cake looks good enough to eat! Your artwork is wonderful as always. Happy belated t day.

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