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.