April 18, 2014

Warm & Cool in the Still Life

I think this is the finished still life.  I made the choice to emphasize the contrast between the cool, intricately patterned foreground with a warm and simple background.  The inclusion of the mango in the painting really led me there -- the red side of the fruit called for a warm background.

Of course, painting is about making choices like this and my show at the Foundry is all about the way I rethought and repainted those choices.  So ... I wonder if I should give this a go again with a cooler background ?  The bouquet seems to be holding its own, so I might just try that next.

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