I created a lesson to present to my Wednesday Watercolor Group that would help them to see the subtle value shifts they could achieve from one color and the amount of water they use.
At first, they were all reluctant ( or should I say rebellious) to paint such a simple subject, an ivory pick.
But the lesson was a solid lesson, full of information to absorb and as they worked on their small paintings they began to realize the validity of what I was showing them. It was a good class session and the time was spent learning and laughing about our thoughts and our watercolors.
We decided there was never going to be a large market for ivory pick art
and this thought stayed with me as I organized the art supplies after they left the studio.
It had not been the reason for me presenting the lesson ... I wanted them to see the value, shading and colors of the subject. But now I was intrigued with the idea of using the Ivory Pick as a painting subject.
So the single Ivory Pick is the lesson but the other image is the beginning of my Acrylic painting.
As always, I will post more images as it developed into a finished piece.