Today, I finished the little pepper painting I started last Saturday. I photographed my progress – with the last photo showing the completed painting. I’m about half-way through this pepper painting. All the under-painting is complete and I’ve “lifted” highlights.
In this photo, you can see that I’ve deepened the shadow side of the green pepper, added a red “spot” on it for reflected light bouncing off the red pepper in front. I also “raised the temperature” of the red pepper.
Below is the finished painting. The “mingled” blue-green background was painted wet-into-wet, and I re-worked highlights in all the peppers. In the foreground I “found” some more reflections under the red pepper and washed in more green on the left. On the right, I lightened the value to a “blu-ish” tint. This is painting is small in size, but I think it’s BIG on impact!
“HOT!” - 8 x 10 - Watercolor