Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ripe Berries on an English Tea Towel - SOLD

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5"x 7" Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard.


I'm back to my fruit still lifes to loosen things up a bit. It sure was fun painting and not needing to being concerned how fat or long a particular berry was! I did work hard to get the colors right though. My camera has never been able to reproduce Alizarin Crimson and does not show the strawberries well. This reproduction is way too tomato red and lacks that cool and deep red in the shaded side of the berries. You'll have to use your imagination.


Sheila said...

Yikes...if painting such a realistic image of luscious strawberries on a tea towel is "loosing up" for you.... talk about a Pro! Awesome painting.

Sheila said...

go to the Jan. 9th post of this art website and know again why you are so talented.

Debbie said...

Marilyn, this is another lovely painting! I have noticed my camera doesn't reproduce different shades of red very well either. Even so, this image of your painting looks just beautiful!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

These are probably the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen! Wow! How do you get your reds so clear, the light reds are not chalky at all

Marilyn M. King said...

Sheila, thanks for your kind words and especially thanks for leading me to Charley Parker's review on Lines and Colors's blog. It's encouraging to see the exposure we are getting by participating in Karin's challenges.
You are a very interesting lady!!!!

Debbie, I love your latest "tea cup and cookies" painting. Awesome!

Carol, thanks for you comments of admiration. But if you want pointers on beautiful reds then check out Debbie's red fruits. She is the "red master"!!!!lol

Jennifer Young said...

I love the contrast of textures between the berries and the towel. I wish I could give you some photo tips but I'm having woes of my own! :-(

P.S. Congrats on the Lines and Colors feature!