I got back from New Zealand on Friday. It is such an inspiring place, so beautiful. For this painting, I used acrylic paint to speed up the process and then glazed the cherries with oil paint. I love the way those two cherries seem to like each other. It has been a real pleasure doing this painting. It made me quite happy.
I am in New Zealand at present for work related business. So I am having a little break from my easel. I will resume my one painting a week when I get back home on the 22nd of July. My next post will be on the 24th of July.
I went to my local grocery store and saw some cherries imported from the USA. They looked beautiful. Being winter here in Australia and at $39/kg!.... I only bought a few and decided to paint a couple. I played with the cherries. They did not want to keep standing up, but then I liked this composition......et voila! They were a lot of fun to paint and I loved using the colour red.
Peel me!.....Please!!!. I have had a busy week at work. Pressure was on. Just a week to do an oil painting seems at times not enough, but this is teaching me not to waste time and focus on what has to be done. Perhaps this painting needed a little more time but this is it! I like the vegetable peeler and am happy with the flesh of the apple. This granny smith was peeled completely once the painting was done, and ....I ate it!