Feet make such beautiful patterns in light and shade, especially toes. This has to be an ideal subject for the lightness of watercolour. But the shapes in feet are quite intricate. So this is definitely something worth working on. The other night after a hectic day I was reading Claudia’s post about feet and decided to do a painting of the feet of these people lounging around after an adventure race. This is always such a pleasant part of competing in these events.
I think this is making progress since the last one I posted. The feet work. There was dappled shade from the trees we were lying under and I would like to have a technique to capture the shade in a way that pulls the painting together. Like that impressionist painter who painted the people drinking and chatting in the dappled light. Who was that? I have too many different shades of green. I read that as humans we can distinguish between a far broader range of greens than any other colour. (And women can percieve more saturated reds than men) – I suppose this is a red-herring on this post (groan). I also have a sense that I should put in some more dark darks. I will sleep on it some more and see what comes through. The overwork alarm is bleeping.
And here is a final version: