Friday, December 01, 2006

Daily Painting Practice 102- Practice painting Orange

This was a fun beginning almost like watercolor painting.... Is that an oxymoron?
I like the color I picked for the background this time. I changed from my usual burnt umber/ultra marine blue to Ultra-marine and indian red with a touch of Pthalo green. I also used Liquin Medium this time instead of just paint to kee things fluid and more transparent.
I started painting the design very light and grayed down the color. I should probably learn to use more brushes. Usually I only use just two brushes sometimes only three.
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Clementines
8"x10"
oil on masonite
SOLD

I may keep painting oranges until I get it right. Or I may pick another color to do battle with. Good thing it is the weekend. I'll concentrate on my larger work and put the oranges away.... or eat them.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Were you able to stick to your 2-hour timeframe for this painting?

Peter Yesis said...

Barbara-
I strayed and went 2 1/2 hrs. 3 if you count the time I used to make tea and sit back to evaluate.

Barbara said...

I'm chuckling about the tea.

I like your use of both warm and cool colors in the ceramic piece.

Anthony said...

Amazing and beautiful. I especially love the pattern and texture on the bowl. Your lighting on all these set ups is really nice too.

Kevo said...

I have to agree with Anthony, you've done really well - quite striking. I really appreciate the tips this blog of yours gives.