Monday, April 19, 2010

Painting with Red Again

Two bright red peppers on a black plate was my latest painting challenge. I loved creating the reflections on the black ceramic plate, but the bright red of the peppers mocked me. Red is such a powerful color, it is difficult to create the values necessary for a three-dimentional effect. I used Napthol Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, White, with just a touch of yellow and green for the stems.

2 comments:

Bonnie Heather said...

You did it well they look very realistic. Good job Nancy.

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you, Bonnie! It is good to hear the painting turned out well.