Friday, March 13, 2015

Still life with artichoke on the plate.

Hello my dear friends, new painting for today is "Still life with artichoke on the plate".  Oil on canvas, size is about 30x30cm.

A little bit odd, scaly form of artichokes makes them really interesting for painting. Also, it has a rich variety of shades from yellow and light green to purple and dark brown. I used lemon yellow and titan white in lights, yellow ochre and cobalt green in middle tones, and mars opaque dark in shadows.
With thin pointed brush I made a repaint to detail a petals texture, its small cracks and fissures, little bruising and roughness. I paid a lot attention to plate, its elegant blue ornament gives a picture some decorativeness. The composition balanced with three pieces of walnuts, arranged around the fruit.
And blue background board I painted in two steps. Firstly I blocked surface with cobalt deep blue using wide bristle brush, and then, after layer drying, took fine brush and detailed the oblong texture of wood.


Interior view in the dinning area

▧ Size 30x30cm. Oil on canvas/cardboard.
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