Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Green Grapes"

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"Green Grapes"
9 x 12 in
Oil on Masonite Board
I started with a dry brush, this was a little more intricate to draw out so I could not just state some areas and move on.  I had to get a lot of information down in the drawing stage in order to have the shapes in the right areas.
I went straight into the grapes, going from dark to light.  I dabbed the colors where they needed to go I did not worry about rendering it to perfection, just state the overall information to see if everything is working in the beginning stages before you commit yourself completely to the rendering.
After I was satisfied with the grapes I moved onto the wood board it was laying on.  I wanted to get a general feel of it, again not worrying about the smaller shapes or details.  I painted the wood board the same way I did with the grapes from dark to light.
The blues in the background are not visible in this picture, I did add color to the background and the table the wood was laying on.  It was tricky painting on masonite I haven't painted on it for a while, it's a slippery surface in general, it doesn't have the grooves as canvas would.
This is the finished painting, I went back into the grapes and added more details with the shift of hues of yellows and greens.  I also went into the wood and added more details to it, the reason I did that is to differentiate the table from the wood.  It was a fun painting to make, to go back into masonite and enjoy the process was better than I thought.  I hope you enjoyed this one!

9 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Incredible and amazing, Jonathan.

Barry O'Donoghue said...

Great piece Jonathan!!

abey said...

ey, tienes un ritmo de trabajo realmente envidiable!! Está muy bien esta pieza, la textura de la madera está muy guapa!!

un saludo

Judy P. said...

This is beautiful, Jonathan!

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Lokelani Forrest said...

OMIGOSH...absolutely amazing. Thanks for showing the process.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Beautiful, Jonathan! Love the colors, composition, contrasts! Wonderful! Jeanne

samia hussain said...

nice post