Sunday, May 18, 2008

daily painting practice - orange peel

Back to having fun pushing paint around. Also back to keeping it simple.
Throw a couple of oranges down, peel one to make it interesting and you have a daily painting subject.
I worked this from background forward. I don't always approach a painting this way...in fact when do I ever approach a painting the same way?
Up until this point I was using a number 8 brush. I am trying to re-train myself to use the largest brushes possible...one step at a time.
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Orange Peel
original by Peter Yesis
5"x7"
oil on masonite

Orange and blue are a great combination. Though my favorite part of painting this was the different whites in the peel.

3 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

A beautiful painting! The painterly quality of the oranges and tablecloth are very nice and the colors are wonderful!

HELENE J said...

famous tablecloth "à carreaux" !
Beautiful and difficult art scene !

bonnieluria said...

Great rendering of the tablecloth, the shadows and the soft edges of the orange peel on the left.
A wonderful painting.