Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tissue Wrapping

8 x 8, oil on panel
I do realize the subject of this painting is somewhat obscured; as my husband pointed out, "I like it, but no one is going to know what it is." So, just so you know: This is a piece of tissue paper wrapped around a clementine fruit.

I was attracted to the subject for the dramatic feel of the twisted paper, like a frozen wave or cloud. A full value range of lights and darks and a full hue range of warm and cool colors are represented, presenting an interesting challenge to paint.

I'd like to do a series of large compositions over the next year, so maybe this will be a study for a larger and more refined painting.

Process shots:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Phase 6 - Final Painting