Beautiful Black and White

That's the challenge - to paint a subject (fresh fruit and plants at their peak) beautifully using only the black paint on my brush. It's a big jump from color and such a puzzle. Here are a few illustrations from the book "From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Pacific Maritime Climate" by Barbara Edwards and Mary Olivella for Skipstone Publishing that will fill some of the inside pages.  Now that I am done with black and white for awhile, I am painting full speed ahead with color color color for my second cotton fabric collection. Picking up a paint brush loaded with sunny-sky cobalt blue is like a celebration unto itself!

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