5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I have been away for about a week and half on vacation and it feels so good getting back to painting. I visited my family in Miami and brought all my painting supplies but for some reason could not get to it, I guess it wasn't the right time to paint. I decided to paint this plum to get back to painting on my regular routine, I really don't like not painting for that long. When I was in Miami my mother always had plums laying around to eat and I really love these fruits.
I started with the usual dry brush approach using raw umber and no medium, after the drawing was established I started on the darkest values of the plum. I used ivory black, and cadmium red light, I first made sure the big form was turning.
Then I added the local colors on the inside of the plum, I used cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light, burnt sienna. After the big form is turning I added the smaller forms or the details and made sure they work well with the larger form. Then I added the base and background colors using burnt sienna, ivory black, cadmium yellow light, cerulean blue, and titanium white. I also added the background when I was done with the base using cerulean blue, titanium white and some cadmium red light.
This is the finished painting sorry to have missed some steps with the process photos, a little rusty I've been out of it for a while ;) Thanks for stopping by and viewing, hope you enjoyed this one!