Friday, February 03, 2012

Red reflection

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A friend in our local art group threw out a little challenge to paint one of her photos this month. A beautifully red apple. The colour in it is irresistable.

I started out with a sedate little painting last night then looked at tonight and it was just..blah, so I grabbed a palette knife and laid in some brighter colours and loose application.

I'm getting to quite like this palette knife painting. Its a great warm up for a more concentrated piece.

This finishes off my oil palette and now I can start afresh tomorrow.

3 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

I like the result.

RH Carpenter said...

There is always something so appealing about complementary colors playing off each other - the green makes the apple just pop on the page and the texture adds even more visual interest :)

Jeanette said...

Thanks Sue. Palette knife painting is very freeing.

Rhonda, you're correct. The colour play works no matter what the subject. And with the knife, I can afford to put in little shots of intense colour without them overwhelming the piece.