Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Norma's Peppers - A Work in Progress

I sort of miss the goslings but I know they will be well looked after at Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge and integrated into another family of Canada Geese out in Pefferlaw, Ontario.

Today I worked on another still life painting for the upcoming show at The Lindsay Gallery later this month.

The background was painting in using a mixture of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson.

Once the background was dry it was time to work on the peppers.

The stems were put in first using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue and raw sienna.

The red pepper was painted using different combinations of raw sienna, alizarin crimson, cadmium red and cadmium yellow. There are at least eight to nine layers of colour on the pepper to build the depth of colour.

For the yellow pepper I brushed in a base of new gamboge, aureolin, cadmium yellow and burnt sienna.

I set it aside to dry and I will post this painting at a later date once it is completed.