I continue to experiment with recreating watercolors I have done in oils. I’m interested in this for a couple reasons. First, I’m not just learning how to oil paint; I’m learning how to drive a brush, color mixing, and how to shape objects with paint rather than ink. Thus, I see watercolor <-> oils to be a two-way educational process for me. So far I’m learning a lot if learning is measured by the number of mistakes I’m making.
Here’s one of them. I took yellow paint, created two tones (one too brown I think) and quickly drew three bananas. This took me about five minutes and it shows. I messed up the dimensions of the middle banana and didn’t render any of them very well. But, as I said, it only took me five minutes to make these mistakes (grin).
At one point I also decided replicate a sketch I’d done on a park bench during pre-pandemic times using pen/ink/watercolor. Here is is, done in oils. I don’t find it bad but it smacks too much of the original pen and ink sketch. I didn’t notice this until I was done. Some habits die hard.