5 x 7 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
These plums are delicious to eat and even more to paint. I painted this one in the same manner as the last two, painting in natural light and in front of the subject. I'm liking more and more painting in this way there are so much colors and subtle value shifts you get rather than getting it from a photo. To say i'm having fun with these paintings is an understatement.
This is a picture of my setup.
I started with the usual dry brush approach for the drawing stage. Once the drawing is established I stated the background and wooden base. I stated the general colors first without worrying about the lightest and darkest values. The colors I used were cobalt blue, naples yellow, titanium white, raw umber, and burnt sienna.
Then I stated the darkest values with there specific forms, I did the same with the lighter values.
Once the wooden base is complete I start on the plums. I first stated with the general color of the plums and did a thin block in, the colors used were cobalt blue, ultramarine blue and ivory black. Then I stated the darkest values with their specific forms.
I then painted the lighter values with their specific forms. You can see in the darker middle value areas I added quinacridone magenta and cad.red light.
I repeated the same process with the other two plums and took the painting to a finish. I hope you enjoyed this one, thanks for stopping by and viewing!