Monday, March 02, 2009

Painting Study: Apple on Floral Plate


This one took a bit longer than usual. I find painting two toned apples to be a bit of a challenge. First you are contending with your highlights and shadows and then you have to keep your green to red hues in check. A bit of back and forth is required in the matter.

I chose my floral pattern plate here - I liked how the green of the foliage complemented the green-y yellow of the apple, plus there is that white hot highlight on the right hand side where the light hits the gold rim of the plate.


Joanne said...

Lovely, lovely... these little ones you are painting are turning out very nicely! Do you like the masonite for painting on? The texture is quite different from a canvas, isn't it?

Michelle said...

Your comment inspired my Tuesday post! :)

I had already planned on discussing masonite, I figured I'd bump the date up just for you.

Joanne said...

Thanks for giving that information! You are so considerate. :-)

Michelle said...

Considerate or opinionated...? LOL.