Thursday, September 1, 2016

Heavenly Blackberries



These babies were really difficult to paint.  I tried to capture the planes to give form and to capture the depth and light.  Quite challenging indeed.  The colors were dense and dark and I really had to vary the value and color to get it to read like berries.  I used a simple palette of Alizarin Crimson, Cad Yellow Med, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Naples yellow, and a tad bit of Magenta.


Daily sketch #39.........Audrey's toe shoes.....

1 comment:

Tom MacKenzie said...

I had the same problem painting blueberries. I had to find the pattern of shapes and forms not the individual berries.But it is a fine line between where those edges become important to emphasize or not. I think you threaded the needle as well as it can be done.
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