I had no art training until I joined a class in our small village in Oxted Surrey (U.K.) in 2001. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about water-colour, pastel and oil painting. I have been really been inspired to try these different media by my art teacher. Now with no classes for a few years finding the Challenge sites has been a real boon, I am having a great time. The stimulation one gets from the challenges and the wonderful support from other artists has been fantastic.
This month two of the challenges were about food.As there have been several cookery programs,I decided to put both together.Kiwis and Oranges make a very refreshing salad.
The Studio Atelier challenge was a very complex arrangement.In the end I pulled out a few of the items to paint leaving the others for another time.
An ink and wash. When I put this on the Day Not Wasted Site it came up very wishy washy so , I put another layer of colour on to make it have more guts.( I'm not very happy with the paper quality ,so I shan't use that particular pad again )
Finally ,another food subject.The pears looked delicious,so going with the culinary theme I added blue cheese and a glass of Perry. (Perry is a sparkling wine made from pears.)