Trying to resist eating the Rainier Cherries, The Northern Cherries and the Black Seedless Grapes that lay upon the table, modeling for my morning sketch, was the first major challenge of the day.  There is no tastier cherry than a Rainier Cherry!

Rainier Cherries, Northern Cherries, Seedless Black Grapes

The fact that the black grapes were seedless was the icing on the cake.  Rarely, in my part of the world, are they available.


Sketchbook painting:  Drawn first with fountain pen followed by watercolor.

Color Scheme:  I think I would call this an extended analogous color scheme.  The only color missing is green.  That makes it an extreme extension of analogous colors.  That’s the problem with labeling the color scheme of a painting so that a dialogue is possible.