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Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Painting-in Progress Grapes, Cantaloupe





I am working on this still life painting.  I like the colors especially the yellows, reds and yellow ochre in the cantaloupe.  When painting grapes, I paint the shape using a purple and french ultramarine blue, then I splash magenta over part of the grape and that gives it the transparent look.  A trick I learned from a book by one of the great artists, (I will have to mention his name in a later blog as it is late and I cannot recall his name) is to put a sliver of white over the grape. 

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