It is great to paint outside of your comfort zone once in a while but now I look at this little 6x6 inch orange and think of how awesome it would look on a six foot by six foot or larger canvas!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A "real" painting
I like super realistic paintings although I do not try to paint them very often. This orange was sitting on my studio table begging to be eaten or painted so I decided to see how realistic I could paint it with my fluid acrylics before I consumed it. I had a little 6"x6" canvas handy that was primed with venetian red gesso so I drew it almost life size and filled the entire canvas with the subject. I had so much fun that I went into the kitchen and borrowed a lemon and an avocado and painted them both in the same manner. They turned out great and both sold before I got them photographed.