|Finished Fruit &Veg #1|
Today I'm starting on a new Arches 140lb piece of 12x16 piece of hot pressed paper. This time Tracey got us to put a blob of color down first, then to draw a piece of produce over it. So, here's what it looked like with just the drawings over the paint blobs. As you can see, I plainly painted the orange pepper and the chili pepper too dark already. So, that's what I did first, knocked back the color on the page already.
|Paint Blobs Drawing|
I used one of my water brushes, squeezed some water on the pepper and scrubbed until I had gotten down about two shades for both the orange and the red pepper. I let all that dry then carefully added a bit of yellow to the end of the banana before I even started layering color at all. The original color used for the banana was a mixture of pure yellow, new gamboge and yellow ochre.
On to asparagus. I call them A-Pair-Of-Guys, ok, I think it's funny. These were seriously fun to paint up. I ended up adding some carbazole violet and then layer buff titanium and yellow ochre for the pips. They were hard to get right. If I wasn't starting with a leaf green they would have been easier but to cover the green I had to use buff titanium really thickly and it's well known to be opaque because of the titanium in it. I can't wait to do a whole set of a-pair-a-guys all on their own. I think they'll make delicious kitchen art.
I have a bunch of veg left to paint: pea pods, chili pepper, carrots, mushrooms and blueberries again so I'll be at this for many more blog posts. That's not even taking into account that I have several more videos to watch. I think I need more hazelnut coffee and chocolate.
Talk soon? Well obviously!!
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