Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cantaloupe and Blackberries


I am enjoying my still life box and feel that it has improved many aspects in my paintings. I want to experiment a little more with light bulbs to see what the differences are. In this painting I used a portriat bulb which casts a soft light.
Oh, those blackberries I need a little practice on those babies. They were such a challenge. Cantaloupe is always a favorite of mine because of the red orange color.

8X10 inches
stretched canvas
oil

11 comments:

David Russell said...

Nice work. I can see how those blackberries would be a challenge, but you did them well.

Dana Cooper said...

Wonderful lighting in this Linda, I'm glad your box is working out so well!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Linda.
Brilliant painting, again. Those colours of yours are amazingly beautiful. Well done. Thanks for visiting my blog today. All the best Linda.
Vic.

Kathy Cousart said...

This is great. You did wonderful on the blackberries- they look like I could reach in and pick them out to eat!
Glad box is working out. Carol Marine had some info on her blog about lighting in case you missed it- maybe a day or two ago?

Jerry Stocks said...

I too think you did a good job with the blackberries. I also love the different shades of red orange in the cantaloupe.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I can see why you enjoy painting cantaloupe, those orange tones with the green rind and the tan skin is lovely and you painted it beautifully! You've probably heard this before but your brushwork is fantastic - so committed.

Sandra Galda said...

the melon is drawn so well and the berries are terrific!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice one Linda. I will have to give blackberries a try. I think you did a great job on them.

Linda Popple said...

Linda, this is really beautiful with your colors and composition. I like seeing your brushstrokes. You did a great job with the blackberries, which are a challenge. Well done!

Amber L. Bailey said...

Linda, that fruit looks delightful...and so do those brush strokes. Nice work!

Sheriart said...

I love your lively brush stroke and nice clean colors. Thanks for sdharing.