Mmmmm….strawberries. Tangy, sweet, tender and warm-from-the-garden burst of freshness on your tongue. There’s nothing like them. It’s Strawberries from the Market today for Thirty-Dollar Thursday!
I took this photo when I went to Portland Saturday Market in March this year. They were an early batch, for sure. They called my name. Yoo-hoo! Yeah, you with the camera. Over here!
I had to snap a couple of photos in all their red deliciousness. Here’s the one I used for my painting:
After a quick sketch of the yummy orbs (okay, okay, it’s not chocolate, but hey…it’s STRAWBERRIES!), I did a first wash:
I had hooked up my video camera to do a video of the process, but alas, no battery. I think my video-making is jinxed! Next wash:
The strawberries…I can smell them! I had fun with the final wash, because after I completely saturated the berries with Quinacridone Red, I covered the containers with plastic wrap and sprayed the berries with water. Then, I lightly dabbed the water off and lifted it back to white. When the berries were dry, I dotted them individually with flecks of red to make them appear to have seeds. Cool, huh?
So here it is! What you have all been waiting for! My weekly Facebook Thirty-Dollar Thursday offering for you all lucky folks out there! Buy it today, as it won’t be thirty dollars(plus shipping) again! 🙂 Follow me for more offers: SBHansenART on Facebook. Love to you all and enjoy your Thursday. Maybe have a strawberry or two. I know I will.