8x8, oil on 3/8 gesso panel, $100.00
With autumn right around the corner, it seems a good time to paint apples. The green ones are particularly good for painting as they reflect great light and color, yet still have wonderful depth in values.
Setting this up was particularly interesting. I have 12x12 sheets of colored paper usually used in scrap booking that I uses as back grounds when setting up still lifes. It is very quick to change out the color and see the effect the color has on the subject. After playing around the choice was harmonious. Just staying in a small area of the color wheel for the obvious color scheme. What's fun about doing this is looking for spots of color that may or may not be there that optically pop up in areas of my vision. I like to experiment an lay in a color to push another color usually by using compliments. I've had more of a chance to do this since committing to daily painting. It's kinda changed up my excitement and interest with my long love affair with art and particularly painting.