10"x8" acrylic on masonite
This painting was a joy to paint. It was fun focusing on the variety of shadows and tones in this piece. I found each apple to be so unique. Each had its own shape, color and details. Really looking forward to painting another one like this. I decided to add a few photos to demonstrate the steps of my painting.
I made this box out of foam core to block outside light.
By doing this I can easily control the light source on my subject.
Roughed in some darker colors to build lighter colors on
Added shadows and mid tones
I finished the painting with the lightest colors, details and highlights.
You make it look so easy! But I can only imagine how much effort and practice it must take to reach this degree of skill... It's a beautiful painting! Thanks for showing the step by step. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Outstanding work...particularly on the bottle. Those apples look crisp and good enough to eat! So glad I found your Blog. Looking forward to more!ReplyDelete
Thank you Katherine and Gwen! I appreciate the comments so much. I cant tell you how much that means to me.ReplyDelete
Luscious Brad, I could take a bite out of the apples!ReplyDelete
Thank you Dana! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too!ReplyDelete
Unbelievable and believable, all at the same time. Merry Christmas, Brad.ReplyDelete
Brad!!!!! This is so so beautiful...I love it!! Love the rich colors and that bottle!! and folds in the material!! You should be so proud of this piece!ReplyDelete
Thank you Suzanne and Hilda! Yes, I am very happy with this piece. Thanks for your comments.ReplyDelete
Beautiful painting, Brad! Beautiful rich colors against the grays and wonderful sense of light! Wonderful work!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lorraine!ReplyDelete
A wonderful piece, Brad! Really love the colorful reflections in the dark bottle!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the progress steps.
Thank you Dean!ReplyDelete
Beautiful painting and amazing shiny colors!Happy new Year!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sylviane!ReplyDelete
Me encantan el colorido de las manzanas, tanta luminusidad y color puro logrado.ReplyDelete
Pintas muy bien !! me gusta tu blog.
un beso y feliz año 2012
Thank you Montse! I appreciate that and I love your blog too! Happy New year!ReplyDelete