daily painting | buckeyes

I’m really having a ball using this water soluble graphite medium with its rich, slightly metallic darks and wonderful texture. I picked these buckeyes up from a San Rafael sidewalk a few days ago because they are so charming. Goofy, lumpy and a rich chestnutty brown color which I will explore more with watercolor. The outer skin is starting to crack, showing a beautiful buff-colored flesh. I’m enjoying this time of year and curling up with a good netflix show or an interesting book after dark. It’s a comfort to disappear into a good story and forget about frightening political news.

7″ x 10″ artgraf water soluble graphite, pen on paper = $90