A nectarine and tomatillos
November 9, 2010
“Nectarine and Tomatillos” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 6″ x 11 3/4″, SOLD
It sometimes just great just to paint a still life of what’s sitting in front of me. This was an interesting juxtaposition (a favorite word of mine), a big, juicy nectarine, all orangey-purple with velvety skin, and a slice of another one, against the green, heart-shaped tomatillos with their papery jackets and smooth green skin.
I’d gotten these to take in for my watercolor workshop students to use for models, so when I brought them home they became mine. The interesting thing was the surfaces, both ow which I did in wet-in-wet technique. The nectarine was all one shape, and the tomatillo jackets were better described showing their sections. From there it was a matter of simply enjoying the process of the colors mixing in the wet on wet technique, and as what happens in watercolors, waiting to see what you end up with.