Friday, July 13, 2012

Plums on Pink

























It was fun to paint a 6 x 6 after these past few weeks of trying to
paint figures. Working on the figures has made me realize how little
I know about value in color. Or, whatever I know is intuitive but not
clear enough to articulate in my head while mixing colors. I tried to
limit the values in this one.


9 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I love your loose brush work. The red peeking through is nice, too. This is really a nice little painting!

Robin Rosenthal said...

Wonderful. I really like the limited values. It makes for a more dynamic painting. Nice brushstrokes too.

Carol Flatt said...

Luscious! I think plums are difficult to paint because the skin is so smooth and generally dark that it's hard to delineate values. You have done a wonderful job with yours. Love the lighting.

Karen Werner said...

Beautiful color and dramatic high contrast.

Sandra said...

I've spent so much time doing large paintings, so I have just picked myself up four 8 x 8 canvases because I'd really like to start painting small, loose pieces in between my large ones. I find yours to be inspiring! Love it!

hmuxo said...

As always, Lorraine, I love your brush work! this piece is so painterly! Love the rich color of the plums!!

Virginia Floyd said...

Wonderful color palette. I love the red in those purple plums.

Rubén Opazo said...

Me encantó la pincelada fuerte, pastosa y segura. Muy bellos colores.
Estoy contento de conocer tu trabajo.
Felicitaciones.

c.dingman said...

Love the deep colors in this one.