6"x 8" Oil on gessoed board.
No, I did not make cobbler. I barely cut the peaches and ate them before they were too ripe, but it sure made me want cobbler. Hmmmm, cobbler or painting? I chose painting and am glad I did. I have painted many peaches before but I'm finally getting the peach fuzz thing right. I think this is my favorite so far. The vintage canister was a recent thrift store find and I centered the still life around it. It's very strange what things can inspire an artist.
The goal here was to focus on the left hand peach. I didn't want to mute the bright reds on the canister, but I knew that intense color could draw the eye away from the focal point. Composition was the device to direct the eye to the focal point. The right side of the vanilla bottle, the lines of the stick of butter and the blue stripe in the cloth all point to the peach and of course that spot where the stem used to be is the bull's eye. Then one's eye begins to wander to the canister, down the side to the right hand peach and follows the top edge of the cloth left back to the focal point. Let me know what your eye does. My other goal of the painting was to contrast the many textures.