Wednesday 4 May 2016

#69 'Garlic Bulbs' 5x7"

I put a strong spot light to the side which gives a blue-violet shadow for half of the garlic, it also accentuates the bulbous shape. 
I painted in a really dark background mixing a blue-black and brown-black with the 3 primary colours. It felt quite scary putting such dark colours next to the light garlic but it works! And my students will be trying this as well next week :-)

Started on a coloured ground and put all the light tones in first.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I love it! The sum of colours you have managed in both the background, foreground and the garlic bulbs is awesome :-)