Thursday, January 24, 2013

"After the Cut" still life oil painting orignal art fruit orange knife

  
12 x 12"
oil on canvas
$325

I finally mustered up the energy to finish slicing this orange, but in the process I knocked the vase over and voila! A composition was born. Ok, that's a lie. It takes me forever to set up these still lives...

Here's a work-in-progress shot. I actually painted this over an unsuccessful figure painting, which I sanded down and painted with a wash of orange/blue before I began. When I draw out my composition, I start with a very light color - just a shade darker than my tonal wash. Then I firm it up and make corrections using alizarin crimson, and add splashes of purple to the darkest darks.

 It's kind of a series now. Too bad I'm out of 12 x 12" canvases. I'll have to get some more on Sunday when I take down my show at Oregon Art Supply. Oh yeah...you've all been by to see that, right? Because I'm taking it down on Sunday. I almost forgot Glad I remembered that one. Sunday!



5 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Ooh, the colors are very sophisticated, great composition too!

Linda Popple said...

I agree with Diane! Nice series!

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Thanks, Diane! You are the queen of sophisticated color combos!

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Thank you, Linda!

Karen Boe said...

What constitutes a series, more than two? Hope so - I love this arrangement. It's satisfying to see that orange sliced through. Thanks for the progress image too. ;)