Saturday, September 26, 2009
I've wanted to paint the bottom of a pine cone for years (this one's a combination of a photo of a pine cone I found years ago and one I picked up off the ground last week). Love the symmetry! The color in the photo isn't perfect, but it's close to the original (there's no real difference between the bottom and top halves of the painting and, as usual, the stippled pen work doesn't show up). In the end, I'm a little disappointed--it seems uninteresting to me. I think now that I should have shown the edge of the pine cone, not just the bottom. Another time--on to the next project! 8x10, watercolor, pen & ink.