These are the last of the 2020 season’s persimmon sketches.
When you draw something over and over, it’s easy to get overly familiar with it. So I sat these persimmon on my table, a fuyu and a hachiya, and looked at them carefully, turning and twisting them around, really trying to capture the feel of their surfaces, shape and color on paper. Not in a photo-realistic way, but in a way in which the lines and application of color can speak to how they looked, smelt and felt to me.
Here is a second piece, a colorful wicker basket full of persimmon.
Now that the season is done, persimmon sketches will only be back- but only in the fall of 2021.