Monday, February 13, 2012

"Black Grapes"

"Black Grapes"
6 x 6 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
These grapes were so much fun to paint, I've mentioned before that I love painting textures and these grapes and wooden board delivered.  I tried my best to get a great picture without the grain of the canvas coming through and this is the best I can do.  Normally you cannot see the grains when looking at the painting but the way the natural light was hitting the canvas the camera picked up more than usual.  I also mentioned in other posts that one my idols in painting is Norman Rockwell, I just love all his paintings.  The way he painted light and texture is purely amazing, over the weekend I was studying a lot of his paintings I just can't get enough.  I saw one of his books at this great book store and its huge!  I think I might buy the book the quality and reproductions are great, seeing the paintings with its texture is purely delicious.  I find that bigger the book the better the quality is and one is able to observe in an intimate level.  As you can tell my addiction to books is beyond help, I find they teach us so much if we observe properly to what the artist is communicating.  
This is the start of the painting as you can see I am working with natural light which I believe is the best way to paint from.
Picture of the finished painting next to the setup, thanks for stopping by and viewing!


2 comments:

Alexander said...

interesting to see how you work

Grace | employment posters said...

The grapes seem so fresh and ready to be eaten. You've got amazing hands to be able to paint this one!