Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Just What it Needed
"Papaya", oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Today's painting is all about instinct. I saw this gorgeous subject out of the corner of my eye yesterday, and didn't think twice about giving it a home on my canvas, regardless of the fact I had no idea what it would look like once sliced or the name of this gorgeous mango (at least, I'm pretty sure it is a mango). While preparing the canvas, I began to test colors to insure contrast while being true to the subject's color. I ended up with half a canvas painted with swatches, and went with the technique, using only the palette knife. I used colors that I love; naples yellow, chartreuse green, phthalo blue. It felt good to go with my gut instinct, and to let that produce my work.
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