Monday, September 6, 2010

"APPLE TO APPLE"

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.  



10 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Dori...what a great piece today. The upper left apple just looks ready to sink my teeth into...the colors you found in this are just wonderful...makes me think. A wonderful piece yet again.

silvina said...

Whoa, killer apples! So striking.

Angela said...

This is simply beautiful. I love your style.

bricarwaller said...

Oh, those colors and brushwork are impeccable. Just gorgeous!!

Marian Fortunati said...

Another wonderful painting with little mosaics of beautifully harmonious colors placed side by side....

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love the glorious subtle color shifts and movement. Lovely composition and excellent job.

Kim Blair said...

Nice impressionist painting. Lovely mark making with your colours and brush work.
Kim

Amanda Jones said...

This piece is terrific. Your brushwork is so good, as Marian says like little mosaics. Great stuff!

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful color and brushwork.

Bev Boren said...

This is a WINNER!