Monday, May 17, 2010

"Green Pepper"

"Green Pepper"
5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
Hi everyone, well I have some exciting news I have made the top 20 in the Daily Painters contest!  If you guys would be so kind to vote for me I will really appreciate it, it's a huge thing for me and really excited about it. You can click here to vote for me just click on the five stars and thats it, its that quick!  Thanks again!
I started of with a dry brush approach, again I am not using any mediums with these paintings.  I raw umber just a little of it on the brush so I can sketch out my subject.  After the drawing was completed I stated the darkest darks which I just used ivory black and a tad bit of viridian.
Then for the mid tones I just used cobalt blue, cadmium yellow medium, viridian, and ivory black.  As you can see I am just dabbing the mid tones where they need to be and not putting excess paint all over the place where it does not need to be.  I then started to introduce the lighter mid tones I am creeping up to the highlights, just leaving the highlights as the canvas since it is the whitest you can go.  When I went lighter I used the same mixture of paint but with a little bit of titanium white to lighten the values in the respected areas.
Then I added the lighter tones and a bit of the highlights as well, just playing back and forth with the values and hues.  Making sure the forms look right and are turning with the light, then I filled in the background I used naples yellow, cerulean blue, and titanium white.  When I added the background I made sure to go around the edges of the pepper and soften certain areas.
Then I filled in the base as soon as I did that it brought the painting together, it was no longer a floating pepper!  I used burnt sienna, cadmium yellow medium, and raw sienna.  I also mixed some of the background colors into the base to give an atmospheric look.  The final pic is the finished painting, I went back into the pepper and added more viridian in certain spots which gave it more color.  I also restated the darker tones to push the highlights even more.  Overall I had fun with this quick painting, thanks for stopping by and viewing my painting, hope you enjoyed!


Anonymous said...

Wow vaya ritmo de trabajo llevas!! envidiable!
me gusta la harmonía de colores que provoca la sombra calida-rojiza de la madera con los verdes y grises.

un saludo Jonathan!

Lori Bonanni said...

Jonathan, Congratulations and good luck on your nomination to Daily Painters!

Levinson Axelrod said...

Superb art work. Simple concept and excellent color adjustments.

Jesus Estevez said...

I gave you a five star, good luck,very nice greens in the green pepper.cheers

Judy P. said...

Voted and left a comment- best of luck, and it's well deserved!