Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Green Jalapeno"

"Green Jalapeno"
5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
Hi everyone I made it to the top ten in the Daily Painters competition, I wanna say thank you to everyone that has voted for me.  The voting is still going until the 18th of June, all of you guys can still vote for me just click here and when you do all you have to do is click on 5 stars, its that easy!  Thank you again for all of your votes, I really appreciate.   
I started with a dry brush approach with raw umber, no mediums were used the only time I use a medium is when I varnish the painting in the end.  Then I proceeded to fill in the shadow areas with ivory black and cobalt blue.
Then I added the mid tones with cobalt blue, cadmium yellow medium and ivory black.  Black is a difficult color to fill in opaquely in one passage, not impossible but definitely a challenge.  Then I added the lighter values which where cerulean blue, titanium white, cadmium yellow medium, and cobalt blue.  I am taking each stage to a finish and going back adjusting the values if they need to be changed.
Then I added the background, I used cerulean blue, naples yellow, and titanium white.  I slowed down in this area making sure the edges around the pepper are soft.  I then proceeded to add the base filling in the mid and darker values, I used ivory black, burnt sienna, cerulean blue, and cadmium orange.  I am taking the shadows to a finish as well, and moving onto the lights.
This is the finished picture, I added the lighter values on the base using titanium white and cerulean blue.   I also went into the bed bug line of the base and added more contrast in the wood, then I called it a day with it.  Im happy with the results, it was fun and a good learning experience.  Thanks for stopping by and viewing, hope you enjoyed!


judith said...

Very nice Jalapeno, I just voted for you in the Daily Painters vote. Jonathan ,Best of Luck!

Toby_K said...

Great work man:)

SEILER said...

Awesome man, and cool that you sold it as well . . . your blog always makes me hungry!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is so cool, I mean so HOT! Great painting, Jonathan.