Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rottten Orange

Well, at least that is what I thought the painting looked like. My objective was to paint the orange in 50 strokes. I had fun with the apple and thought the mandarin orange would be too.
I confess that I scraped off the first attempt. It I want to sound artsy, I should say that I used the ebouche technique. That is a french term for scraping off a layer of paint.
I then repainted the orange within the self prescribed limit of strokes. The complimentary blue/orange color scheme, yielded a rotten appearance in the shadow area. Perhaps, I should have ebouched again. Instead, I ate the orange. It tasted much better than the painting looks.
Mandarin Orange 2-18-09 4x6 Oil on panel

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