Sunday, October 2, 2011

Return to the Dark

"Quince"
oil on linen panel
7" x 5"

I came across this quince fruit at my local Wal-Mart supercenter. I really liked the bright yellow-green color of it and thought "This will look great on a pink background." I was so wrong... It didn't look good with any of the pastel colored backgrounds that I've been using lately for my small fruit paintings. So I returned to the use of a dark backdrop and that worked to make the color of the fruit really stand out. I had fun with the box as well - see the nail head on top? That was my favorite part of the whole painting to do!

2 comments:

SYLVIANE said...

Did you eat it?I don't like them very much, but your painting is very good!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the compliment, Sylviane. I did eat a little of it, but I didn't like it either. It sort of tasted like an unsweet pear with a hint of lemon.