Persimmon season is short. I don’t eat persimmon much, but I LOVE to draw and paint them, so when they are around, they’re pretty much all I draw and paint at home.
Since I draw the same fruit over and over, I like to switch my supplies up a bit each time. For my first piece, I picked this palette of colors to work with.
And then, with the same setup I did a second piece, this time using Noodler’s Ink’s Apache Sunset as my main yellow-orange on the persimmon, then switching back to watercolor for the rest. I am completely in love with that ink. It is gorgeous both as a writing and drawing ink and to paint with.
Here is a short video of me painting that piece.
You can be sure there will be more persimmon showing up in my stream in the near future.
In other news:
• Looking to start putting books on your holiday book list? Here are some recommendations from Shari Blaukopf. (Thank you Shari for including my book. I put a couple of books from this list on my wishlist!)
• If you enjoy listening to podcasts, and you love Urban Sketching, you might already know of The Sneaky Artist podcast. I spoke to Nishant Jain, the artist behind the podcast recently. You can give it a listen here. If you haven’t listened to them all, find them all online here.