|Psychedelic Apple, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", SOLD|
Day 18 of the 30 paintings in 30 Days Challenge - #17 and 18I have to admit that I am having a hard time staying focused on painting. Our weather has been a non-stop continuation of the sunniest, hottest days of summer. While Septembers are usually pretty nice, they are also usually cool enough to encourage studio time. But, this year? This afternoon, I am going to the beach! In Vermont!
That said, I decided I really liked the effect of my last pear and had a lot of fun playing with the broken patterns, so I thought I would play with that concept and technique some more. The painting above is my first try. I love the shape and colors, but my value pattern isn't as strong as I would like. On the second painting I used more pastel colors for the background with the intention of making the apple pop more - I like that one, too. I will be playing with this some to see where it might lead.
|Pastel Apple, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $50|