It’s hard to exaggerate the extravagance of ripe peaches. Soft, striking, sweet, juicy…what fruits can rival them? Tomatoes, apples, eggplant, peppers? No match. Pears and cherries? Closer, but still second. Painting them is a pleasure, too. As is eating them, when the painting is done.
Tips and Techniques: First, I made it clear to my family, “Don’t eat the peaches until I paint them.” The previous three farmstand purchases disappeared before I had a chance at them. I started this as a simple ink sketch, and then painted multiple layers of Hansa yellow medium with quin rose, mixed with ultramarine blue for the darker skin. It’s important to let each layer dry thoroughly before adding the next. Building up layers allows the lighter tones to shine through, creating a more luminous effect than if you tried to get the color “right” in one go. I finished the page with a few details, spatter, and text (click the image to view larger).
Amazing! Could put in my breakfast smoothie. 😍
Beautiful sketch and looks very yummy!
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your art and the stepped out process.
Glad you enjoyed it Laura!
Beautiful art, I can smell the sweetness. Now go and enjoy your peaches.
Oh…they’re long gone, Sharon!
Thank you so much. A lifting experience, to see your work while caring for my elderly mother. Will show her too. Beautiful!
Chris – how sweet. I understand what it’s like to care for elderly parents and how nice it is to have something to share together…even as simple as peaches on a page. Best wishes to you and your mother.
I love the peaches. Well I love everything you post. Have a superb remainder of summer, my fave season!
Thanks Jude! There is so much to enjoy about summer! I suspect yours is shorter then mine and must be well savored to get through the winter.
Oh, they look impossibly happy! You succeeded in communicating your affection for these treats. 🙂
Thanks! It was satisfying all the way around.
They’re gorgeous Jean!…and thank you so much for sharing the process…..Marylin Smith
Hi Marylin— glad the process is helpful. Hope all is well with you! — Jean
I love your peach sketches – you have got the colours just right…
Thanks Evelyn- I was lucky that the first mix I tried seemed to work so well.
Wow! You just made this little Southern girl’s mouth water! Fantabulous!!! Cheers…..so beautiful!!! 🙂
Pleasing someone from a peach state— very good!
Right?!! And I was actually speaking the truth! My mouth watered. 😄 You get an A plus plus!!! 💖
Just discovered your blog…wonderful journal pages. Will be lookin forward to more of your lovely sketches.
Thanks Deborah— welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy some art in your inbox!
Not sure if the peaches would have lasted that long. There is nothing better than a local grown peach. I won’t eat anything else.