Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Pears--Capturing the Light

One of the things I love most about painting still life is the bright colors of fruit. It is a challenge to mix my paints so that the values work to develop a three-dimensional feel on a two-dimentional surface. I was pleased that when I pulled it off with a limited palette. Developing just the right mixes with Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White worked well in this little 5x7 inch painting. It is for sale at Small Impressions Gallery and can be purchased for $35.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses.
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4 comments:

Atul Pande said...

Nancy: This is very well done. You have really captured the low slanting light with long shadows. The limited palette seems just so right.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks much; glad it turned out well!

Kerri Settle said...

Ohh, love those reds.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks Kerri--appreciate your feedback!