Friday, July 22, 2011

Orange Slices and Orange Stripe

I think I found this little plate at Target last year and when I got it home thought "Why did I buy that?" and put it in the closet.  But I dug it out recently and discovered I'm a better shopper than I thought.  The square shape and the angular cast shadows go well with the angularity of the orange slices.  The color is just the right shade of green - sometimes it's duller than  the background, sometimes it's more saturated; I can explore all sorts of subtle shifts of color and intensity.  It's a perfect plate!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shiny Bowl Reflections

More orange slices.  The bowl was in shadow, the oranges were in the light.  It was fun to try to paint the reflections without being too tight.  Really love those shiny metal bowls.