Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Still Life "La Naranja y La Manzana " # 1

La Naranja y La Manzana
(The Orange and the Apple) #1

Today with the companionship and encouragement of a good friend and artist I painted an apple, orange and a white tea cup on a bamboo table outside. My friend, Fred Bell painted the still life, too, from a different angle. It was interesting since yesterday I painted basically the same collection of items with one exception. Yesterday, I had the fruit on a white plate. The reflections on the fruit from the white plate virtually obliterated the shadow on the red apple. Today we looked at different colored plates with the fruit. Each plate created a different reflected light on the fruit. We decided not to use a plate and just go with the natural bamboo table top. Tomorrow en Plein Air, when I paint #2, I may try a black plate as a tray for the fruit.

I am also learning Spanish this summer with my husband, Tim.
"Me gusta comer una manzana y una naranja."
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