Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Foreboding" - SOLD

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I am feeling better today - thank you all for your kind emails.

Shiny things always pick up the colors that are around them. So you can see a lot of the purple showing up on the edges of the pepper, and of course the reflected yellow on the side closest to the plate. It is easy to over-do these subtle bits, but it is my opinion that these are the most important bits to be accurate about (after value in general). You almost don't even notice them ... unless they're wrong.


Edward Burton said...

Beautiful one, Carol! I love the composition, colors and the reflective quality of the pepper - really nice!

Deltra Powney said...

Hello Carol,

Yes I agree about the reflective bits needing to be accurate. I have been doing some paintings lately needing to be particularly mindful of this. You mastered it here. and with such minimal strokes, as usual. Very nice. Thank you for being so open with your insights and know how! I learn so much in only a few sentences! Merry Christmas!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

evil title ;) reminds me of 'wounded escape', my all time favorite dark title.
Love the dramatic color too.

mike rooney studios said...

did i hear you say once you looked thru a viewfinder to crop the scene before you painted it?
as usual....another beaut!

Kate said...

That is hands down the most awesome-nest looking green pepper ever.

Sarah said...

Mmmmm...that yellow makes me happy!
I'm loving the composition.
Great job!!!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Love the knife! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Rizwan said...

It is a very nice work. You have used brush in a very positive way.
The colors are very attractive.

Ann Reyes said...

A very nice painting, Carol! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

you don't even notice them...unless they're wrong.

subtlety is your strong suit, I find it most attractive.