I don’t usually go this far with an oil painting but I thought ‘why not?’ and polished it up a bit. Had to dig out the tiny sables and the mahl stick. Dialed back the chroma a little to give it a quieter air.
So much going on this week but I managed to get a stab at this month’s Threads challenge. The object was to include a variety of edges in a still life. Not sure I’ve pushed it as far as I could but it’s a good first pass.
Well this was fun. I learned a lot here. The subject was a lime wedge against different colored backgrounds. In the end I used pretty much the same colors for the wedge itself but the background (obviously) and the foreground and reflection changed color. In particular that reflection, even though it looks yellow/orange is in real life a pure grey. Who’d have thought? In hindsight I should have known as a yellow reflection on a gray background will result in a neutral gray!
Here’s a closeup of the result