Monday, April 11, 2011

"Cut Pepper"

"Cut Pepper"
6 x 6 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
Hi everyone I have been extremely busy and finally back to painting, this quick little painting I thoroughly enjoyed.  Its always a little hesitating getting back to painting these guys so quickly, I feel once you paint these guys so much you start to get into a groove.  But once you stop for a little bit then its hard to get that groove back.  Awww the joys of painting!  
With this painting I wanted to do something different in the nature of this beautiful pepper.  The colors between the wooden board and vibrant pepper made for a good combination of a painting.   
I started with the same approach as I usually do, a bit of raw umber on the brush and no mediums for the drawing stage.  When the drawing is complete I start on the pepper, with this painting I am still concentrating on big form modeling but I want to emphasize on just laying all the major colors first.  Once I've laid all the main colors I start to turn the form and see how the light wraps around the form.  
Then I add details and take the pepper to a finish.  Once the pepper is complete I move onto the wooden base and do the same.  I start first this time with just adding the overall colors and fall of light.
Once the fall of light is working I then add details to the wooden base and take it to a finish.  Then I add the background and take the whole painting to a finish.  This painting was fun and a quick one in comparison to my other compositional paintings, but still a fun one to paint.  Thanks for stopping by and viewing, hope you enjoyed!

1 comment:

Bonnie Heather said...

Thanks for the details, Jonathan. I love your style.