Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Detail of Pear of Berry Spoon

Onward to new work! This painting is meant as a potential commission for a friend. It features my grandmother's berry spoon and a bartlett pear. Here you will see the close-up detailed beginnings of the spoon's embellishments. I started with a light wash of yellow and gray - the yellow is a reflection of the pear's yellow-green skin. I build on the yellow with varying depths of black and gray to provide the proper drama needed in to bring out the details of the berry and leaf pattern.

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