Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Stem Shadow" --- SOLD

This was a fun experiment. I did a large painting with these green pears today, and had some time left afterwards. I wanted to see what would happen if I painted the pears FIRST, going past the edges with the colors, then painting the background and kind of fuzzing the edges a little. Unfortunately I came in too dark with the background and so I had to lighten it - thereby losing some of the fuzziness. BUT, I like this technique, especially when I have a lot of contrast. If I paint it the other way around I tend to get mud in the light parts.


Jerry Points said...

Carol...I like the way you continue to use an economy of brushwork on these small works. I have purchased 2 of yourpaintings and show them to my painting students, especially pointing out your control of the square brush.

Ambera said...

stunning colours, your contrast between vibrant light and neutral shadows is wonderful.