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.


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.