Friday, August 3, 2007

Apple and Pears

Oil on Canvas 28"x22"
This is the latest in my stripes series. Every time I finish one I swear that it is the last. While I think the result looks very cool, the process is a bit much. In this one, I chose to make the shadows dark, trying for a more dramatic look. Shadows are always interesting and there are many ways to render them. Intense light does create more contrast, so in this painting I decided to create the most contrast between the fruit and the surface of the table.

Nectarine and Pear

oil on canvas 11"x11"
Simple compositions can be challenging.. there is not a lot of subject matter so the emphasis has to be on how it is done. In this piece, I found the light to be somewhat cool and I tried to capture that feeling.