'Pear and Pair' (30x30cm Oil on Canvas board)
For Sale £75 (inc worldwide shipping)
It has been lovely painting with the sun on my back today and really warm!
I real enjoyed painting the quick oil sketch of these white mugs a couple of days ago, so, I thought I would re-visited them and spend a little longer on them. It is quite hard getting the effect of light reflecting and the glossy texture of the mugs with white paint. I used one of my favourite colours in the background; Prussian Blue. You do have to be careful with it as it is a very strong colour and can overpower everything. It is great for making a very dark colour mixed with Burnt Umber instead of using Black. (We were always banned from using black at school and art college!) I must admit, you get a much more interesting quality to the dark shadows if it is mixed from other colours
I have been to the framers today to choose frames for four paintings which are going to a local interiors shop. The paintings look stunning with frames around them and it really makes them look imposing! I will photograph them when I get them back and show them on the blog.