Monday, November 20, 2006

Strawberries


This original acrylic painting was completed Sunday, 11-19-06. It is 6" x 6" on Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper. Strawberries look simple to paint and perhaps for some artist, they are. Getting value changes in reds is a matter of adding greens or blues or umbers. One could even add greys. To acheive the lighter values, I mixed Naples yellow and/or Titanium white with the reds. I used four different hues of red in the berries as I needed cool reds (leaning toward blue) and warm reds (leaning toward yellow.)