Saturday, February 28, 2015

Winter apples

Spring is slowly springing in Connemara and I can't wait to get out and sketch. The primroses, lesser celandines and dog violets have yet to show their petals, as soon as they do I'll be out with sketch pad and pencil. In the meantime I make do with indoor still life with a pair of apples!

Quinacridone gold and ultramarine blue washes wet-wet, allowed to dry then worked over again wet-in-dry. The white highlights on the apple were done with a brush wet with clear water while the paint was drying. The crucial stage to get that 'halo' is just when the shine has gone off the paint.
Arches 300lb paper.

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