For a bit of fun I decided that I would have a go at painting a bunch of beetroots in gouache – in an illustrative, quirky style.
I drew the beets right onto the stretched watercolor paper freehand without too much detail.
Then I painted in the beetroots using purple reds.
GOUACHE WINS -
over watercolour in that you can add light hues over darks.
This is a real joy to me and so I revelled in adding paler whitish purples on top of the deep ones – FUN!
After I had finished the leaves I left it for a day or two.
I kept getting orange red coming into my head whenever I thought about the painting – especially when out walking the dog.
So I bit the bullet and blocked in a very orange red colour – adding splashes of water and of white to break the solidity up a bit.
I hope you like the result!
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