Not much time to paint today. Not much time to write today. Just enough time to sketch a few olives on a plate while getting dinner ready.


13 Comments on “Kalamata”

  1. Mary says:

    Shari, these olives are not only my favourites, you’ve painted them in such a way that they’re
    coming right off the plate! You’ve captured them beautifully, in every artistic way….
    a feast for the eyes! 🙂

  2. Vicky says:

    Love the picture! You’ve made a simple arrangement look stunning!

  3. Ross C says:

    So this is what you think is “Just enough time to sketch a few olives on a plate”, is it? You don’t think you might be under-selling yourself just a little? : )
    When I read that description, I was expecting the cucumber again… who could forget February 6. But no, now when you barely have time for a sketch, this is what we get. Great work… nicely placed on the page… the almost unpainted plate is really good… and the colours of the olives are perfect.

    • Thanks for all the great feedback Ross!
      By the way, I keep trying to forget that sad cucumber but you keep reminding me about it.

    • Ross C says:

      Oh, do I? I hadn’t noticed. : )
      If I am, it is probably for your own benefit… “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”… or something like that.

  4. Yvonne says:

    You’re a master of creative multi-tasking, Shari. Cooking supper AND sketching at once? I’m envious and impressed. Beautiful plate of simple food, BTW 🙂

  5. Hi Shari\
    I along with several of my friends are enjoying your daily sketches. We are very addicted to them …. they are beautifully done.
    My question is regarding the moleskin sketchbook which I recently purchased and enjoy. However when I apply wstercolour to the page, there seems to be a type of wax or glossy surface and the watercolour does not apply well. On the other hand, your watercolours adhere to the surface nice. Can you tell me are there different moleskins?
    Thanks and continue with your wonderful writing and sketches.

    • Martha, I’m so glad you and your friends are enjoying my struggles!
      I have been working on the very same Moleskine sketchbook (vertical format) that you are using but I have made friends with it. It doesn’t like water so you have to be persistent with it. Put a light wash on first and then the second wash will be better.
      I also use a watercolour Moleskine which has a horizontal format and that paper is much better for water-based media.

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