|Farmers' Market II, Watercolor Painting by Loribeth Clark|
One of the things I really love about the Farmer's Market, though, is the colors. Everything is just bursting with color, and the vendors know how to display their wares so they look gorgeously tempting. I almost always take my camera with me, because everything always looks so beautiful.
That was the case with the picture that inspired this watercolor. When I saw the colors of the carrots, beats, and onions at our local market, I couldn't resist snapping a picture...even the hand written signs appealed to me. Sometimes, as in this case, the watercolor is based on one picture, but other times, my painting might be a combination of several pictures. This time, though, the picture was so strong on it's own, it didn't need any elements from anywhere else.
This one was a little frustrating to paint. The colors kept wanting to blend into each other.
I had to keep reminding myself that great art requires some angst, and there was plenty of that at times. I almost gave up on it. But eventually, I got the look I wanted.
What do you think? Was it worth the frustration I felt?