5" x 5"
original watercolor on paper
Yesterday I wrote that painting an apple a day keeps the art blues away. I had had a frustrating day in the studio trying to plan a large painting. I felt incapable of focusing on one idea, and overwhelmed by possibilities. Too often this feeling leads to inactivity.
I took a break from planning this larger painting, picked up a small scrap of paper, and painted the Macoun apple on my counter. I've been painting and drawing apples for years. Each one is different and they're a great subject for watercolors because the texture of their skin is so shiny and reflective.
So, for the next thirty days, I'm going to paint an apple a day. Even bad days in the studio should be fruitful.