Three Bell Peppers, 7" x 10" in Derwent Watercolour Pencils on Stillman & Birn Beta journal, rough 180lb watercolor paper. I love the Stillman & Birn journals. When I'm using wet media, that extra heavy paper helps so much to control my results.
Today my home care worker Joy brought me these three peppers. She casually set them down in a perfect arrangement. I said "Don't touch them!" and took a half dozen good photos, then painted them fast with the watercolour pencils. Some moments need to be painted. I might use them in combination as a source for a pastel painting.