Sunday, September 26, 2010

Orange Re-do



I started this painting a few days ago, and ended wiping it off.  I was trying too hard for too much detail on the sliced orange.    I set it aside and tried again today.  I like this version better.

After I wipe off a painting, there is still a faint image of the prior efforts.  Jennifer Bellinger once described it as a "ghost painting".   You can use that faint image as an underpainting.  It made the second attempt easier.

7" X 9" oil on canvas panel

15 comments:

  1. Virginia, these oranges are just luscious. I do like them with little detail, just bigger brush strokes. You've given enough information so we can fill in the blanks with our imaginations. Really well done.

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  2. the oranges looks juicy ,the details worked out well in this sliced and the whole orange.
    if u hav't mentioned it's hard to spot the faint image underneath.
    very nice post and thanks a lot for you comment in my son's blog.
    tale care
    anu.

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  3. I'm glad you didn't give up on the oranges. They turned out nice. :-)

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  4. Very nice! I love the color combination.

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  5. Thank you, Elizabeth. I appreciate your taking the time to post a comment.

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  6. Good morning, Anu. Thanks for visiting. I really enjoyed reading about your son's project.

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  7. Thanks, Linda. Yes, it takes lots of practice! They don't all turn out the way I'd like. (In fact, so far, more of them don't!)

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  8. Nice oranges. I like the shades of orange. Did you use naples yellow or white for the highlight on the whole orange?

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  9. I used naples yellow for everything except those little highlights. That is titanium white.

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  10. Love the palette here Virginia, nice job!

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  11. Very nice oranges, Virginia!It's a success, as your lemons!

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  12. Il ne reste plus qu'à faire la pâte et hum... une excellente tarte au citron meringuée, j'aime ça !!
    Merveilleux vos jaunes...
    Je reviendrai me promener chez vous, bises.

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  13. Wow! This is a beauty. If at first you don't succeed.....

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  14. Great work, Virginia! You really captured the succulent juicy pulp. The surface on the rind is great too.

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  15. You hit the nail on the head with this ,very nice work.

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