Pears . . .

This is another go at yesterday's composition.
I "painted" the objects with clear water, and then started dropping in the local color  (the natural color of a thing in ordinary daylight, uninfluenced by the proximity of other colors)  of each piece of fruit, and letting them bleed into each other a little.  I used a triad again (a combination of the three primary colors  -  red, yellow, and blue).

Today I used prussian blue, quinacridone red, and quinacridone gold.  It's essential  that you  pick out a triad  that will give you a good color mix for the subject.  I had first planned to use quinacridone burnt scarlet for my red, but it wouldn't have given me a good orange, and the persimmons are a pretty important part of this composition.  Using quin. red instead of quin. scarlet gave me a good persimmon orange, and still grayed down well for the other fruit

Ooops  -  I didn't put a shadow under the bottom persimmon.


Margie said...

These are great lessons for all!

Marj said...

I love this...is it the deeper colors? Deeper shadows?
Just deseeded a Pomegranite and it spurted "dots" all over my long sleeved turtleneck--boiling water poured on most fruit stains takes them right out :-). & it did.

Catherine said...

Thanks Margie.
I like this one

Marj - I like this one too - it's gutsier than the previous one. Boiling water - I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip. Glad the stain came out of your shirt!