Friday, 13 August 2010
A few years ago I painted this study of peppers. It is helpful to paint simple forms to understand modeling and the illusion of 3 dimensional objects. The warm light is from the upper right. Even with a limited foreground and background we see depth. I used red and green complementary hues; these hues enhance each other (simultaneous contrast). The forms have a gradation of value and hue temperature. They do not have abrupt value edges that you would see in cubical forms. The front red pepper is modeled similar to a sphere. The green pepper is modeled like a cylinder. When you wish to study values and temperatures of form, it is helpful to study a simple form under light.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 08:48