Wednesday, March 17, 2010


8 x 10 in
Oil on Belgium Linen Panel
I started with a dry brush again not using any medium, these grapes are intricate to draw you have to get the correct shapes in the beginning.
I then put a mid tone value and chroma with the grapes and stem.  At this point I am going quick all over just dabbing the correct chroma and value.
I then filled in the background which is a neutral tone, after filling the background I went back into the grapes and blended the edges with the background.  In certain areas I blurred the edges more than others, it's a tricky thing to do without going to far.
After taking the edges where I wanted them to go, I then started to fill in the blacks which I had to at this stage because it was greater in certain areas.
This is the finished painting, after filling in the blacks I started to crisp certain edges and putting different hues and chromas around.  This painting was a lot of fun to do, I wanted to play with the cool blue lighting and inner colors with these grapes.  I hope you enjoyed this one!


Violetta Smith said...

It is impossible not to enjoyed your work. You did it again. They look so delicious.

billspaintingmn said...

Love these grapes! Fun! The flowers are very nice Jonathan!
Do you give classes at your studio? Thanks for posting, very enjoyable!

ronit abigail said...

ilove it , it is beautiful , is it a principle , i mean a canon to start with a middle tone?

Cristall Harper said...

Dude - nicely done.