6 x 6 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
This is a small little pepper I found at the store yesterday and wanted to paint it. I really like the transition of green to yellow, its tough trying to capture that change since it happens so fast. Peppers can be challenging because of their smooth texture, a great challenge to painting. It's always fun to challenge yourself even though you think you can paint it easily it can throw you in a whirl wind.
I started with the usual dry brush approach using no mediums and a bit of raw umber on the brush. Once the drawing is complete I stated the background first using cobalt blue, naples yellow and titanium white.
Then I stated the general colors for the pepper and stem, the colors I used were cad.yellow light, viridian, and raw umber. Then I state the darker values with their specific forms.
I do the same with the lighter values and take the pepper to a finish, I also state the darker values to the stem.
Then I stated the wooden board with its general colors. I also took the stem to a finish by adding the lighter values with their specific forms. I then added the darker values with their specific forms. The colors I used for the wooden board were raw umber, ivory black, ultramarine blue, and cadmium orange.
Then I added the lighter values with their specific forms to the base and took the painting to a finish. I hope you guys enjoyed this little quick painting, thanks for stopping by and viewing.