Watercolour sketch of salad ingredients

This week I’ve been learning more about watercolours at Sketchbook Skool in Felix Scheinberger‘s klass.

I have a great book by Felix which is all about watercolours but it’s much more inspiring and motivating to be able to see him ‘in action’ in the SBS videos.

The homework assignment was to draw our lunch using watercolour. I picked some of the ingredients I’d used to make a salad that day and drew them from observation. I made the mistake of starting to draw mid-afternoon a few days ago, which meant that, since it’s winter, before I’d finished, I’d run out of natural light and was sitting in my dining room trying to add the final touches pretty much in the dark!

Just before I wrote this blog post this morning I had another look at the drawing and still wasn’t happy with the spinach leaves so went back over them and feel more satisfied with that now. I have just noticed that there’s an errant chickpea with no shadow but i kind of like it like that now so this drawing is done.