Blue Stripes Pear

Gouache on 100% Rag watercolor paper, 6" x 8"

This pear was sitting in some extremely bright
sunlight. These strange diagonal stripes were being
cast by something nearby, and it was casting an interesting,
varied shadow itself. The shadows really were blue,
but in the interest of color harmony and fun I decided
to make the most out of the blue, because I just loved
the combination of the red and blue together.

Gouache is such a fun medium to work in. It is so
forgiving. You can work transparently or opaquely,
and there is no such thing as making a mistake! You
can just cover up whatever you don't like. I find making
gouache paintings particularly relaxing.