Friday, July 24, 2009

Bananas--Original American Still Life Painting

Yellow can be a challenge to work with as a painter because of its inensity. I've found one great way to practice working with it is by painting bananas. It allows me to practice the values and different hues of the color. This little painting is a 5x7 inch oil painting on a hardboard panel. It is for sale at Small Impressions Gallery at Etsy for $50.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses. Another banana painting in the Gallery was completed on a black gessoed panel and is also for sale. The still life section of Small Impressions contains a number of small paintings of fruits and vegetables. Most of my small paintings are $50.00 plus $6.50 for shipping.

5 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful study in yellow and it looks so great next to the blue.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks Gwen--I'm glad you like it!

rups said...

yellow is colour of trust. power. and also. some pease. i bealived. it is next to black and back to blue.

rups said...

yellow is my fevourite colour. it is just next to black. but it is poerfull colour .

Nancy Merkle said...

Glad you like it!