Butternut SquashYes, of course this was supposed to have been a sketch, but a photograph was the best I could squeeze in today. This is perhaps my all time favorite color. The texture of the seeds and the shadows around them fascinate me too. All those little bitty negative shapes.
The thing about sketching - or not sketching - is the fact that we are aware. Often almost as aware as if we were going to sketch the object. Sketching everyday objects in our lives has made us appreciate everything around us - the wonderful colors, shapes, and textures. The shadows and way the light hits things keep us looking and thinking.,
Okay - that's my little sketching lecture of the day. Does it sound like I am trying to excuse myself for not painting this?