Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GIANT RED PEPPER SOLD


This is the most beautiful pepper, well formed, and vibrant in color. I intened to use it in a salad but wanted to paint it before I cut it. I think after having painted it that I will paint the cut version next. With this painting I made an initial drawing in a dark neutral and then laid the colors into the established value areas. What I like about this tecnique is the clarity and desicive brush work.

oil
6X6 inches
canvas panel

10 comments:

Jerry Stocks said...

You over came your slump in a big hurry. This painting is fabulous. The red is so vibrant, the blue so bright, the background so complimentary, and the purple shadow is perfect. I love this painting. Can't wait to see the cut version.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Lovely bright colors! Feast for the eyes and the tummy.

Marie Theron said...

A very effective subject in your hands, Linda!As always your fiery use of reds is eye-catchingly vibrant!

Kim Blair said...

Thanks for sharing the technique you used for placing your colours, it seems to have worked really well. Nice painting!
Kim

SarahBowie said...

It is indeed a gorgeous pepper! Great job with the painting.

Ruth Andre said...

Wow! The red is wonderful and vibrant.

Virginia Floyd said...

Beautiful use of colors. I really like the different colors in your highlights.

mary maxam said...

wonderful variety of reds and that stem reaching out is so effective

claire christinel said...

Nice brushwork and vibrant colours Linda.

Susan Roux said...

Your pepper is wonderful. I just want to crunch my teeth into it!