This is lesson 7. I decided to go a bit bigger once again. The first five lessons were all done on 9 x 12 canvas panel, but this lesson and the previous one (Daisys) are done on 16 x 20 canvas stretched. I added two coats of gesso to the already gessoed canvas to get it smoother. I've grown used to that now I find the very absorbent, rough surface of ready made canvas unsuitable, at least for studio work.
This picture has a bit more green tint to it than the original, where the main blossoms in the light are almost white. I have a little more to to...particularly on the apple slices and on the shadows in the painting. Perhaps the foreground needs some work too. I'll give it a day or two before deciding.
Friday I head off to paint in the mountains with friends, Ruth Andre, Howard Rees, Vickie Chew, and Julie Trail....good artists all. It should be fun!!
|Blossoms and Apples Oil on 16" x 20" canvas|