Oil on Panel 5 x 7 inches
This painting is on an acid-free hardboard panel.
I think I'm starting to find my feet with some of the recent developments in my work.
Much of it relies on the paint being quite a bit thicker than in my previous work. That allows me to move the paint around on the panel much more, losing some edges completely and being more selective about the focus.
The real story of this painting, though, is the colour of the pears. Michelle brought them home for me to paint, I thought they were
beautiful. Those reds are at the extreme of possible chroma in red paint, especially in the darker values. They move from oranges in the lights to deep purple-reds in the shadows, and I extended the hue range by starting the painting with a fairly high chroma magenta/purple-blue underpainting.
You can still see parts of the underpainting poking through, deliberately left to influence
the final painting. I wasn't at all sure it was a good idea at the beginning, but I'm very happy with how this one came out!
Starting bid is $150
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- Nigel bid $215.00 on August 18, 2017 1:16 pm
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