Another painting of the yellow peppers; this time with the green plate squared up to the front edge of the canvas, hence the title. I like the repetition of shapes, horizontals, colors, and lines. The vertical edges of the plate and the vertical pepper add contrast as does the touch of red in the cast shadow of the pepper.
This is my favorite still life plate. It's small enough to fit just a few orange slices or these small sweet peppers. It also has lovely planes that pick up light and shadow. Plus it gives me opportunity to practice drawing in perspective.
I didn't change the pose, just the background. The colors are harmonious because there's a lot of yellow green in the gray. It's fun to see how just changing one small thing makes such a big difference.
This crocus was uprooted in the late winter cleaning of the flower bed. I popped the flower into a small glass jar of water and then decided to paint it. This was painted on a smooth gessoboard panel which allows me to wipe out the light colors of the stems in the water.
Kassana from Bergamot Home asked for paintings of spring things - bulbs and buds and new growth. So I found these lovely green onions. I remember eating the early garden vegetables as a child: green onions and radishes with salt. This painting will be at Bergamot Home through April.
This is a high key painting. Almost all the values are medium or lighter, even the "dark" shadow in the background is not a very dark value. I reserved the darks to a few shadows on the stems and shadows under the peppers and teapot and lid. A different approach for me.
The red and yellow and orange peppers are going into dinner tonight, so this is the last until I buy some more. This painting is nearly monochromatic. I like the value range- mostly middle value with a small amount of dark and just a touch of light.