Thursday, January 6, 2011

Still Life Study: Apple - Day 9

Another apple. Actually, these are starting to come out pretty good. The base value color for this apple is using Yellow Ochre. Just like with the Terra Rosa apple, just using the grey mixtures didn't produce enough of a value contrast. So, I went with creating the darks using mixtures of greys with Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber.

I'm really liking the base technique of just painting everything, softening the entire painting down and then slowly going over new layers with very light touches of the purer colors. Tends to produce nice strong colors and helps with the fading of the edges of the strong colors.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dougie,

    I like its classic look and tones.
    What about adding a bit of violet to the core shadow since it's the yellow's complementary colour ?

    Best regards,