5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I really like the way you can compose the slices of these kiwi's and also show the vivid greens within, needless to say after painting them I had a nice treat for the hard work!
I started with a dry brush approach for the drawing stage no mediums just a bit of raw umber on the brush. I then added the darkest values to the slices using ivory black, I'm starting with thin layers and progressively getting thicker to get the consistency and opaqueness that I want.
Then I added the middle values to the slices using burnt sienna, cerulean blue, and titanium white. Then I added the lighter values to the slice facing outwards, I used viridian, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, naples yellow, and titanium white.
Then I added the background once the kiwi's where complete using cerulean blue, naples yellow, and titanium white.
Then I added the base after the background was painted using burnt sienna, cerulean blue, and titanium white. This painting was a lot of fun and quick to do, I hope you enjoyed this painting thanks for stopping by and viewing!