Saturday, June 4, 2011


The strawberries finally dried enough that I could paint them (see posting on 06 May 11). I brushed all the strawberries with Napthol red first leaving the calyx area unpainted.

With most acrylic paint I could have painted the entire strawberry and let it dry within 15 minutes, but with the Golden open acrylic paint it stays wet for at least 4 hours and I wanted to finish the painting today.

Using Hansa yellow I blended it into the highlight areas of the strawberries. I blended Dioxadine purple into the shadowed side of the strawberries and onto the table top for the cast shadows.

The calyx was painted first with green gold as a base colour and then sap green was used for blending in the mid tones and shadows.

Sap green was also painted into the darkest areas of the cast shadow.

Strawberries is an original 8" x 10” framed acrylic and is available for $195.00.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.