Open Studio: Jugs


A little gouache painting from an Open Studio night last week. I haven't attended this group for over 18 months (My son's age, coincidence?), remember these cherries? It's a really friendly and informal setting - all levels of artists seem to attend.

It was great to work out of my comfort zone. Literally, since I had to transport my supplies and paint at a cafe table - and creatively, since I never work from life.

I started with a more realistic, loose, sketch.


Then moved on to a quick thumbnail of a tighter, more stylized version of the jugs. I never got to adding '1 2 3', plus it seemed out of place once I painted everything else.

I also enjoyed talking with other artists and seeing so many different approaches.