Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fork Spoon Vinegar

Although I usually paint on a white canvas, this time I toned the canvas with a red-orange tone and red has found its way into all the gray mixtures creating a lovely harmony. Titanium white added to other pigments actually cools the mixture so the gray is warm from the red-orange and cool from the black and white pigments that were mixed together.   I was also having fun trying to get sparkle and shine from the metal silverware and the glass vinegar bottle. 

5 comments:

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Beautiful painting!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I have missed seeing your work, Gretchen. This is fabulous and the silver next to the glow of the vinegar is perfect.

Elaine Hurst said...

What a lovely painting! I really like how the orange came through, keep it up!

Nora MacPhail said...

Fantastic! I love the perspective too.
Happy Painting,
Nora

Angela Sullivan said...

Love your silverware and those great little white cups. Nice. I could spend hours here.