5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
When I cut into the pomegranate and saw the array of colors bouncing out of it I knew I had to paint it. The reds, yellows and subtle light purples bouncing around the inside makes this painting worth wild for me to paint, another delicious fruit to snack after a long day of painting.
I started with a dry brush approach a bit of raw umber on the brush and no medium, then I started on the darkest values. I used ivory black, and cadmium red.
Then I started on the middle values of the pomegranate using cadmium red, cadmium red light, and titanium white. Then I added the seeds using ivory black, cadmium red, cadmium yellow medium and titanium white. This was a tricky area to paint because of the intricate colors that where meshing together, its important to have a good drawing when getting into complicated areas of the painting it serves as a blue print to guide you.
Then I added the lighter values within the pomegranate using quinacridone magenta, titanium white, and cadmium yellow light.
I added darker values to the base after I was done with pomegranate using ivory black, cadmium orange, and cadmium red. I take this area to a finish and move onto the lights, for the lighter values I used cerulean blue, titanium white, and a bit of burnt sienna.
After the base was done I moved onto the background using cerulean blue, naples yellow, and titanium white. I also went inside the pomegranate and added highlights to give it the final touch. This is the finished picture I enjoyed painting this delicious fruit and even enjoyed it more eating it when I was done, thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed it.