Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Apple Seltzer" 20" x 20" Oil on Linen

I don't post twice in a day, but I have a little backlog here. This is my third painting of the four with the pink flower.....I really ought to move on now. I love this shape of the seltzer bottle and hope to be using it more in my set ups. I haven't painted successfully green apples before, but these gave me fewer problems......or maybe I'm just finally getting it! The overall value of the apples might work a little lighter, but I'm pleased with the value relationship in each one. When I painted the apple in the back on the left, I remember thinking that I should leave it alone and not mess it up by working on it further, just because it was there, though I was taught that when working on a painting, to work everywhere all the time and not to "finish" up one area. If one area is finished to your liking early, you tend to hold that finished area sacred and will sacrifice other areas of the canvas visually you want the remaining areas to rise up and meet your little sacred piece. I thought of that the entire time I was painting; not to make that back apple sacred. It's very hard to do that; to possibly mess up a well-painted area for the good of the whole.


Julia said...

Kathryn, I've enjoyed visiting your Etsy store. I admired all your paintings and was surprised that you opened your shop just recently

I just wanted to wish you great success. Your still life paintings are all very well done and should sell well.


LindaHunt said...

This is such a serene and elegant painting! I love 8X8's also! I have to say that I love the blue violet merging into the blue green of the seltzer bottle!!Stunning!

susan jenkins said...

Really fabulous!