Wednesday, September 17, 2008


6x8 oil on canvas panel

I tried not to over work this pepper. The comp is a little weak  but I was able to stop insted of going further.


JMahorney said...

Nice job! Really good values and fresh not overworked brushstrokes. It is hard to stop. I have a hard time and have to say out loud "put the brush down, I'm just going to screw things up from this point on". heh heh
BTW- Is that pthalo blue in the shadow? if you want to kill some of its chroma mix it with Alizarin (and maybe a bit of yellow). It gets dark but white will bring it back up to the right value (and also dull the color)

Mark Bridges said...

Hey Jeff, that's cobalt violet and ultra m blue. It was photographed in the shade and then not really corrected well before loading on line. Don't know how Aaron L. gets those cool glassy looking objest in his paintings.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

it's strong. Very fresh.
Looks like the pepper is whizzing into the frame !