Monday, February 1, 2010

RED PEPPER SLICES, 8X10, OIL


I don't usually get direct light in my house, but this time of year, when the sun in low, it streams in. I always get into still life then as I can usually get some very nice photos of set-ups. Oooh, I heard you all shutter at the thought of painting from photos instead of life, but that is what works best for me.

I tried to "puzzle paint" on this one, carefully placing each brushstroke, judging the color for temperature and value and finishing in one layer.

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3 comments:

Tammy Hext said...

I like the composition - puzzle painting sounds very interesting. You ended up will a really nice piece.

Sheila said...

Well keep on doing what you're doing 'cause it certainly is working for you and we reap the benefits from these gorgeous gems!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow, what a great painting. Its loose, but so lifelike...I feel I could pick up that piece and take a bite.(the piece in the back) I'm amazed that you can judge the values in one go. I'm forever adjusting and correcting what I mess up. This certainly works for you.

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