8 x 10 Color Study - Peppers - Sketchbook #11
Using the above color study out of my "peppers" sketchbook #11, the painting below turned out pretty nice. The background in this photo is purple on the left...and the color on the right is a "tomatoey orange". Painting wet-into-wet, I allow the colors to co-mingle through the center.
9x12 Watercolor - 140# Arches
"Peppers Four" turned out so well, I started another pepper painting. This one is in process - you can see the light pencil sketch for the 3rd one in the back. The red paper is finished...the green one needs a little more yellow-green. I think the back pepper is going to be orange; haven't decided yet...might end up a warm yellow with a touch of orange. When I paint peppers, I begin with Hansa Yellow, then "charge" the reds & Blues, into the yellow wash while it's still wet. I work each one separately, wet-into-wet, pushing the color as far as I can without losing the transparency, lifting out highlights as the pepper goes from wet to dry.
In Process - "Peppers Three"
9" x 12" Watercolor - 140# Arches
I'll decide on the background color after I paint the 3rd pepper. There isn't much foreground and it will be mostly red reflections, deep shadows and "bounced" light . I'll finish this up and post it tomorrow.
It was a great day for painting...even if it WAS indoors!