Saturday, January 20, 2007

Still Life of Teapot with Nectarines and Grapes

"In the Light"

This 9" x 12" is the fourth in a series of concept paintings. The concept here was massed light. I wanted to portray the grapes as highly lit without losing sight of the other objects in the set up. The trick was to keep the overall impression of light but not allow the grapes to become flat. The light actually comes from high above and slightly to the left. It moves only gradually across the picture plane falling dramatically on the grapes. This was a challenging painting and I'll probably do a few more in this series with a similar concept.

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