Friday, August 26, 2016

Cozy Cantaloupe

cantaloupe melon fruit oil painting by sarah sedwick
 "Cozy Cantaloupe"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

There are some truly tricky and subtle oranges going on in cantaloupe. I suspected as much, but I'm not sure I've tried this subject before - at least not in color!
 painting in progress cantaloupe by sarah sedwick
 As you can see, I threw pretty much everything-but-the-kitchen-sink at it, warm-color-wise: clockwise from bottom left - yellow ochre, hansa yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, titanium white, cadmium red light, cadmium red, alizarin crimson. That's a lot of tubes, for this limited palette girl! (The blues are cerulean, ultramarine, and ivory black, in case you're curious).

sarah sedwick oil painting palette