Sunday, October 2, 2011

Return to the Dark

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!


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.