Sunday, August 22, 2010

Three Apples Still Life

"Granny and the Girls"
5"x 7" Oil on linen panel.

My exercise today was to work with a high key painting and to tone down the contrasts in value.
I was working from a photo so the values where naturally stronger and the shadows were darker than real life. The overall effect of narrowing the value range gives the apples a softer and almost atmospheric appearance. My favorite is the "girl" on the right. It looks like she is squeezing up to big sister.


Carol Blackburn said...

Beautifully done, and cute title too, Marilyn.

Lori Bonanni said...

Beautiful work!