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!