Thursday, December 07, 2006

daily painting practice 105 - Apple slice

4"x4" is a tiny canvas. Composition and light are probably more important in smaller formats.
I approached this using a different method. I used very small patches of color and kept them very gray for as long as I could. Then the opaque brighter reds and oranges really show off.
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Apple Slice
4"x4"
oil on canvas board
SOLD
This is the smallest daily painting I have done. I like the format. It is very intimate. There were originally two slices in my set up, but it was too crowded and so I ate the extra piece. When the painting was completed I finished off the rest.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! You have captured a fleeting moment in time without a lot of fussiness.

ParisBreakfasts said...

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ParisBreakfasts said...

I take it back-the blowup is soooo beautiful!