Friday, June 12, 2009

Amazing! Different Strokes Entry - Veggies

Amazing!
No - not the painting, but the paint! I used the leftover Chroma Interactive acrylic paint that I'd kept in a covered plastic container for FOUR weeks now, since the workshop. It was still workable!

I think I'm getting the hang of using acrylics. I have figured out which brushes work best for me and I have remembered that I love to paint curvy objects much better than straight angles!

Here is Karin's photo for the current DSDF challenge on top, with my beginning painting below. I had a Masonite panel which was already prepared with gesso and toned with burnt sienna acrylics.

Here is the finished painting with the photo. I couldn't seem to get the correct hue for the tomatoes. They ended up the color of apples...
I had a real hard time photographing this. I scanned it too. Although it is a dark painting to begin with, I'd thought I'd adjusted it correctly to post here, but it still seems dark. I may try to photograph in the daylight this weekend and replace it.
'Market Harvest' 8 x 10 Chroma Interactive acrylics on Masonite

10 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Love the dark rich colors, very nice entry!

laura said...

It's lovely--the reds are beautiful, the onions really superb. I love the blue rim on the bowl--your invention? Really nice!!

Denny said...

yes, nice painting... rich color and nice shadows.

Claire said...

That rich, dark background is a perfect foil for the bright veggies. This is beautifully done!

SYLVIANE said...

Very nice painting!
I like the deep green for maiz.

Nartizt said...

Thanks everyone!!

dominique eichi said...

great DSFDF and I love all you explanation and your process

maria said...

I really like the way you handled this. Love the colors, background... nice work!

adebanji said...

Beautiful! Sharp snd rich colours and very strong contrasts!

Gwen Bell said...

This is so gorgeous! Love it on the dark background. All the colors really pop.

On Acrylic staying wet - it's amazing! If you cover it with saran wrap and a drop of extender it will stay wet nearly indefinitely!