|Before Coffee. Watercolor and Crayon. |
One thing that was limiting when I was designing the painting--I am trying to paint without putting any more paint out on my palettes. The goal is to use enough paint that I don't feel guilty about cleaning them and starting fresh. I ran out of my orange about 5 minutes in (good for palette cleaning purposes, but not good for the painting), and then added quin burnt orange and a red to try and compensate.
When I finished the watercolor portion, I'd lost too much shape in the plate and shadow (and lost the fork entirely), so I went back with some crayon. I like the way the shapes and lights and darks interlock, but I'm not sure I'd repeat this color combination.