Friday, July 9, 2010

Bowl of Red Grapes

The idea for this painting was the translucence of the grapes so I set the light slightly behind as well as above the grapes, so the light would shine through the grapes.  But then, the light made these wonderful strong reflected highlights on the sides of the bowl. The challenge of the painting became those paired highlights.  How to make the bowl seem round while in silhouette.

1 comment:

Jean Townsend said...

Hi Gretchen,
Nice to see all this, also helpful to have your comments on the set up and actual painting part. I particularly like your landscapes, you have such a feel for that space. Also, you must live in the most beautiful part of the world!