Saturday, October 1, 2016

Apples to Apples #2

Apples to Apples #2 (6" x 6") oil on masonite
In this painting my goal was to have the apples in the back feel more distant than the apples in the foreground by playing with the values and chromatic intensity; apples that are in the background have less contrast and saturation than objects in the foreground. It helps to know that fact in order to exaggerate it to portray space. I started with a sketch, then moved onto a burnt umber under painting before starting the color. I constructed a little cardboard holder in order to paint off the panel; my easel has an edge that makes it hard to make a complete brushstroke. I am finding something new every apple painting.

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