I bought the prettiest eggplants at the farmer's market last week - and since the SOC challenge for this week was to use lavender, plum and grey I thought they would be a great subject. They are not so blue looking IRL - more plum with a bit of lavender (I know supposed to be the other way around). I love purples but I am not so good with the tints and shades. I thought (no I had) ruined this - but took a pair of scissors and cut out the eggplant and made a new background and they were saved. Now to cook and eat them!!!
I added some detail to my angel with parasol and some more color for increased contrast and I like her. All my angels lately have had "big hair". Don't quite know why; that's just the way they grew as I painted. On both these pieces I have used oil pastels over some of the paint and I am really loving them. I have a very inexpensive set but may invest in better ones since I am using them so consistently. I think I like anything I can kind of fingerpaint with!
I will be linking to Summer of Color 2014 and Paint Party Friday. You will be amazed by the wide variety of lovely art on these 2 sites - so go and visit and even better join in the fun. No experience necessary.
Thanks so much for visiting - please leave a comment if you have time. Have a blessed and creative day.