Friday, April 21, 2017

Artwork: "One by One", Oil on Linen, 19.5" x 15.5"

For a while now, I've thought about painting a still life using the complimentary colors of orange and blue.  When I found a handmade, blue bowl at a thrift shop, I knew that it would look great paired with mandarins.  

I blocked-in the painting in color, so that I could work out the composition as well as the color values and tones.  It also allowed me to decide whether I should keep the background fabric white or change it to a light blue color.  I think the white fabric makes the bowl and the oranges stand out and gives the painting a fresh and modern feel.  Enjoy!