8 x 10 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
I wanted to create an interesting composition with some story mixed into it. Limes are neat in shape their colors are pretty subtle too, its hard just to paint one in a frame you have to mix more into it. I wanted to mix a whole bunch of them in one painting and create a story, it was fun playing around with this composition and then paint it. The cutting board was another factor that played with this composition, its details and designs I believe works well with the overall painting.
I started with just a dry brush approach using no mediums and just a bit of raw umber on the brush. Once the drawing was complete I stated the background and the general colors of the wooden board.
Then with the wooden board I stated more of the general value shifts, at this stage I'm not worried about details just the general statement. Then I added lighter values and its specific forms, I start to concentrate a bit more on details at this stage.
Then I add the general colors and big form modeling to the limes, I'm working on all the limes at once with each stage. Then I added the darker values and its specific forms which insinuate more big form modeling.
Then I add lighter values and highlights with its specific forms to take it to a finish. As stated before I worked on all the limes at the same time with each value stage. I hope you enjoyed this one, thanks for stopping by and viewing!