Monday, December 6, 2010
You Say Tomato
This one wasn't as easy as the bottles. I liked the colors as I was painting, but at the end of the session I decided I had been too timid with the highlights and too "vigorous" with the stems and leaves. So the next day I worked on those areas, increasing the highlights and painting over some leaves. I like it better now, but I'm not in love with it.
I did learn something. I used cad red and viridian green and then added titanium white to create a grayed highlight. The green and red I also used to create some of the shadow areas on the tomatoes.
I think I probably should work on more than one painting at once, because I find that I am painting in blocks of color that become the underpainting. Then I add more paint the next day. It's hard for me to finish a painting in one day. If I had two going, maybe I could alternate drying days.
8" X 8" oil on canvas panel