Monday, August 06, 2012

Peachy Keen

This afternoon, I ran the dogs and gave them treats when we got back. I thought about going out and doing a plein air painting but after an hour of running I needed to relax. There sat the peaches I bought from a roadside stand a few days ago. My husband tried one and told me not to go there again. So I'm left with a container of peaches that need to be turned into a painting. Then I won't feel as if I wasted my hard-earned cash. This was a quick one hour painting and I used the palette knife exclusively until the very end when I softened a few edges. I like the organic quality of the base and the simplicity of the design.

With a basic subject like this you can often get away with using simple shapes and complementary colors.

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