Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Mini Fruit Tart"

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"Mini Fruit Tart"
6 x 6 in 
Oil on Canvas Panel
I wanted to paint these guys in an overhead view, I was going to paint it in the usual front angle composition but I wanted something different with this one.  It's always fun to experiment with different angles to see what works best for you'r painting.  The textures are another reason why I painted it at this angle, the wet and smooth feel of the blueberries and strawberries are just delicious to paint.  Needless to say I couldn't wait to be done so I can indulge in this delicious treat.
I started with the usual dry brush approach using no mediums just a bit of raw umber on the brush for the drawing stage.  When the drawing stage is complete I started on the black raspberries, first getting the overall values stated.  This is also called big form modeling seeing how light wraps around the form.
Then I add the lighter values to bring the raspberries to a finish and tie it in with the darker to middle values.
Once the black raspberries are done I start on the blueberries and do the same as I did with the black raspberries.  I start on the fall of light and get the general statement of values.  Then I add lighter values and tie them in with the middle to darker values.
Once the blueberries are complete I started on the strawberry.  I paint the main color notes and get the main value shift of that section.  I keep the paints thin in this section and keep the edges soft, I've also started to add some of the reflected lights on the strawberry.
Then I add details to the strawberry and take it to a finish, the details work within the larger values and chroma's that where stated in the bigger form modeling stage.  Once the strawberry is complete I start on tart itself.
To take the painting to a finish I painted the background and cast shadow, I used titanium white, cerulean blue, naples yellow, and raw umber.  This painting was a lot of fun to paint and even more enjoyable to eat afterwards.  Thanks for stopping by and viewing!






3 comments:

sherryscarvings said...

I so love they way you showed each step. It is so helpful to set work of art done like this. Awesome job! thanks for sharing it.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Yummy!!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I really enjoy stopping by to see what you're working on. Beautiful & yummy!