Well I'm back. It has been at least two weeks since I actually picked up a paint brush. It could not be helped. Sometimes you just have to roll with what you are given. My production goal is going to be nearly impossible to meet but that doesn't mean I won't try.
On the left you can see the beginning of my next still life (with a familiar face in it). On the right is the beginning of today's daily practice painting.
The under painting is actually a plein air cloud study I am painting over. The blue makes a nice contrast to the orange tangerines. Too bad I covering it up.
I think this is the best I have done as far as capturing the intensity of the orange color of the tangerine peel.