Fuzzy melons watercolor with papercut

 

fuzzy melons

Every year my mother grows the fuzzy melons in our garden. The “fuzzy melon” name likely came from the silvery fine hair on the young melons. Fuzzy melon also called, wax gourd, white gourd, winter ground, Chinese preserving melon, is a vine grown for its very large melon eaten as a vegetable when mature. The immature melon has thick white flesh that is sweet when eaten. When mature the melon loses its hairs and develops a waxy coating, giving rise to the name wax gourd, and providing a long shelf life. After harvest she would keep them in our basement and would kept well for months. The melon may grow as large as 80 cm in length.
Fuzzy melons, watercolor with paper cut on Arches 90lb rough paper 22”x28”

Dis-constructive Watercolor

 

green tomatos with  grasshopper

Ever since I combined my watercolors with paper cut. I haven’t gone back to straight painting. I showed some of them at a art fair early in month and received wonderful and positive respond. Now, whenever I finished a watercolor I would look for area to add the cut out elements. Often the thinking and cutting would take double or even triple the time of painting. I even came up a name of my new hybrid art “Dis-constructive watercolor”!.