Light-Struck Orange, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $195
Day 25 of the 30 in 30 Challenge. After playing with the orange-green-blue combination for a few days, I wanted to see what would happen if I placed the beautiful oranges against a warm neutral background. So this time I used all shades of brown and tan to create the light-dark pattern. I added pale yellow to the light struck area (it doesn't come through very well in this photo, although it is pale) to make it feel sunny and I let the shadow side of the orange disappear into the browns of the background. As with the other orange paintings, I restricted myself to a yellow, an orange, a red, and a blue plus white and (int his case) buff. The blue here is ultramarine blue rather than the phthalo blue I used in the other orange paintings.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.