I had trouble getting the persimmon nice and orange and decided to do a bright yellow base on this one to start so that the orange would be nice and bright. It’s poking through a little on the background which adds a nice touch.
We’re leaving to visit family tomorrow and I am not 100% sure about the internet situation in L.A. (Lower Alabama) so it may be Friday before I post 77, 78 and 79. Have a great Thanksgiving!
It’s hard to really judge the size on the web but it’s four times the size of the 6″ x 6″ ones I’ve been doing. This was a little bit of a challenge but it was also nice to have a little room to paint. I laid them down on some light blue fabric and looked straight down at them while painting. My favorite part is the shadows of the stems on the fabric.
Something a little different for No. 23. (aka The Three Amigos). For this one I actually did three paintings – little ones – that are designed to go together. They are each 4″ x 4″ on very tiny stretched canvas.
I love painting these peppers. The color and shapes just work and doing them together like this was a little bit of a challenge. Here is a shot on the mantle so you can see them together…
This is No. 21 – it’s a pepper. The thing is, it was supposed to be a grapefruit. I started the grapefruit on Monday, worked it carefully this week and tried to finish it last night but ended up totally screwing it up. Which sucks.
I almost decided to give up go to bed but then realized that my whole problem is that I keep trying to work these things too much. I had the pepper lined up for this weekend and so I got it prepped, knocked it out and 30 minutes later was done.
This is a lot better than the grapefruit and took 1/10 of the time. It makes no sense but who am I to argue with El Habanero?