8 x 10 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I started with a dry brush and did not go too detailed with the drawing, I wanted to add more details with paint rather than painting within the lines.
I then added the background when I was satisfied with the drawing, I also introduced the cast shadows from the plums.
Then I started with the first plum just indicating the basic colors or the local colors. At this stage I apply the paint pretty thin so it does not get muddy and its easier to blend in the end.
Then I moved onto the second plum, as you can see from the previous pic I altered the drawing so the second plum was closer to the first one. I don't know how I missed that with the initial drawing but I'm glad I caught it or it would have been a boring painting composition wise. After modeling the form with the local colors I introduced more the darks in the cast shadows and also in the plums.
This is the finished painting. I went back into it and started chipping away at the smaller shapes or the details, towards the end I apply the darkest darks to tie the piece together. I kept the background rather simple, I really like how it works with this painting. I hope you enjoyed!