Monday, 6 December 2010
I have almost completed this still life painting on canvas. Like many still life paintings, the compositional structure is a triangle. The apex of the triangle is the leaves. The leaves are not my focal point. There is a second smaller triangle that starts at the upper apple; this apple is my focal point. The background and its hues (colors) need careful consideration. My background is a muted red green. The table is a lighter muted red green. I deliberately made the background hues with the hues of my subjects, red and green. This use of similar hues results in a harmonious painting.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 03:07