Wet Paint

Artists' Materials & Framing in St. Paul, MN

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Week 10: Fresh Fruit with Janet Fish

cartwheel-2000Going grocery shopping this week? Pick up some produce that inspires color and composition, like the amazing still life pictures created by Janet Fish.  Arrange your subject in a pleasing light- notice the use of natural light in her work, and be sure to try this workout during the daylight. Place your subject in a colorful bowl, or get items with colorful packaging and just draw the plastic. We suggest using Conte crayons, a classic drawing medium that has a smooth feel like an oil pastel, but blends like a chalk pastel (minus the mess!).  Be bold with your color selection and blending. And once you’re done, enjoy a lovely fruit salad!

fish_peachesConte crayons are available in lots of colors – not just the sanguine and black from life drawing lessons! Right now, when you buy 3 or more individual sticks at Wet Paint they are only $1.66 each!  It’s a great time to try all of your favorite colors.

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies