Friday, October 03, 2008

"Peppers on Pink"



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I've done a couple of larger paintings recently where I left the edges kind of loose and I like the effect. I had tried it before with less success. I think the color underneath has to be the right color and it can't distract too much from the rest of the painting. Yellow might not have been the best choice here, but as I always tell myself, there's always tomorrow, and every day going forward.

4 comments:

johnnie said...

Ooo-la-la!! wonderful color

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

i like the yellow, i think it adds to the heat of the peppers and keeps the painting really bright and cheery. i've been experimenting with edges lately too and i agree, the color underneath needs to be just right...although leaving behind perfectly carefree well-placed brushstrokes are key too. like that's always easy.

Barbara Pask said...

It is exciting, I don't think I would have thought to use the rose color either. Isn't painting fun. I just posted a still life and had toned my canvas pink and the pink shows through my vase and creates a glow. I need to give more thought to using that toned canvas to my benefit.

Atul Pande said...

Carol: Nice piece of work. I think the red against pink works because you seem to have used a 'cool' pink. It makes the 'warm' red peppers pop out.