Saturday, January 14, 2012

Painting #14 Daily C

Okay, so this one took a lot longer than the others. The orange was drying out fast and curling up, so I had to take a photo of it while it was fresh. I started it around midnight and got the drawing on and some values in umber placed, then I called it a night.

Good thing I took a photo because it looked really bad this morning, even though I put water on it. With all this snow blowing around, it made perfect sense to just stay in and paint. I had lots of fun with this one and really got mesmerized by trying to capture the feel of an orange.

Then I finished and realized the rim was off plumb! I redrew the line and messed up the whole thing, as it lifted paint in an area that I felt I had just right....sigh! Well, here it is, reclaimed...

Daily C    5 x 7" oil on panel  

I bought two of these dessert dishes and shared one with my fellow daily painter, Kristen Dukat, so you may see the same one in a painting of hers real soon.

Thanks for looking...............Ruth Ann

6 comments:

A Time For Art~Daily Paintings by Kristen Dukat said...

Funny you should mention that dish, I just found it today after searching high and low for weeks! I shall paint it next week! Great job on this one, my favorite so far!

Anonymous said...

Love this, Ruth Ann....just finished eating a clementine and this looks just like it!

Trish Lyons said...

really beautiful...love the lighting...Trish

Gloria E. Moses said...

This is a beauty Ruth Ann! The light and reflections are wonderful! It is beautiful!

silentwitness said...

Beautiful painting, Ruth Ann! Love the dark background and the juxtaposition of the gray/browns with the "orange" hues--really pops!

Ruth Ann Sturgill said...

Thank all of you for your kind words of support!