Friday, January 9, 2009

A Peach

A Peach, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, January 2009
Private collection, South Boston, Massachusetts

After a month away from the very small painting studio, I decided to kick off the new year with one of the more challenging subjects I've encountered, the peach. Any tricks I may have learned with shine, sheen and reflected light are useless when observing the fuzz of a fuzzy peach. One of the keys to it all was in understanding that transition colors are made of the grey January light, and not the reflections of the surrounding space.

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