Sunday, March 7, 2010

Berry Red--Working with Values

Red paint can be a challenge to work with. To create the values required to replicate a three-dimensional object using red demands practice and preparation. I think I was able to pull it off, more or less, with this large strawberry on a 5x7 inch panel.
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6 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This looks so luscious...I just know if I bit into that strawberry it would be juicy, sweet perfection - just like your painting!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks, Claire. I'm so glad you think it turned out well!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

It IS hard with reds Nancy, and you DID hit it wonderfully! The darks, the shadows...and my favorite...the greens in the top!! Very nice piece!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks, Saundra. I've been enjoying painting strawberries lately. Other red fruit--not so much. Glad you like it!

Bonnie Heather said...

Wow, the reds are so good! They are so hard to do.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks, Bonnie. Red is always a trick, but I got it right this time!