Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Long Stem & Two Tangerines

4 x 7 1/2 inches, oil on linen mounted on panel

So this one I painted during the day again with two natural opposing light sources and again really struggled with the colors. And, I tried a mixture of black and blue for the background which is very different for me---I seldom use black. Maybe I should of scrapped this one but there are parts I like: the leaf on the right, the stem, the 2x4.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A single tangerine

5" x 3 1/2",  oil on linen mounted on panel

This one I painted in the evening with only one light source which made it easier to see the contrast. The previous tangerines were painted during the day with light from two opposing windows. I'm going to keep painting these guys to see if I can figure out how to arrive at one I really like.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Conjoined Tangerines

4 1/2 " x 4 1/2", oil on linen mounted on panel

Our friends let us raid their tangerine tree that was so laden with fruit it made the tree looked more orange than green.  Now I have a whole bowl of subjects all waiting to have their portraits done...