“A Fruitful Palette”

a-fruitful-palette-9-x12_4404“A Fruitful Palette”   12″ x 9″ oil on panel

Having fun with some big bold color in this still life oil painting.  Choosing a few classic fruits: an orange, red apple and sunny yellow lemon. Rather simple subjects but the color burst was just what I needed to work with.

The background became very important in terms of adding more structure to the composition. I was a bit challenged in terms of finding something around to fill that need. What I ended up using was one of my daughters large nude oil paintings. The painting is full of big bold brush marks and I liked this corner area with violet/blue hues.   So I flipped it on it’s side and set it behind the three pieces of fruit. It gave me enough inspiration and the colors worked well.

I painted this using a combination of palette knife and brush leaving marks from my rough in as part of the final work.  It has a lot of texture and the cloth actually had a lovely light red pattern on it which I chose to leave out. The white just seemed to do so much more for the painting to my eye.

3 thoughts on ““A Fruitful Palette”

  1. Sometimes the simplest of things are the greatest. NICE!!! Catherine, that post you asked for, Play 2!, will be up on Tuesday for you. I didn’t want you to think I forgot about you. ❤

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