#5 - Stacked
6 x 4 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper
Yep - a bit of a break from the flowers. And a break from the other pieces I was going to do as well. I have one or two of these in my head, so I thought I'd go ahead and get them on paper. This is part of My "Relationships" series - they are all fruits and/or vegetables in acrylic on watercolor paper with just their shadows and a plain unpainted background. I then varnish the painted areas only, and they really "pop" off the paper.
I like the way that acrylic works on the cold pressed watercolor paper. I work it in kind of a watercolor style - lots of thin layers. And when I do these pieces where I leave the background white, there are no do-overs - if I get a stray mark on the white, there is no way to lift it off. I had one night when I was working on a few of these that I needed to finish and I was really tired - I kept nodding off and my brush would make a stray mark on the page and I would have to start all over again! I do like how acrylic looks on the paper though, and I always say I have to experiment with it a little more - maybe it will happen this year ;-)
This piece will be going to West Village Provisions in West Boxford, MA early next week.