Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fruitful Endeavors

Glowing Closer, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry


I am back to painting fruit and I love setting up a simple still life in my studio to work on a specific idea. Right now I am trying different background colors and different shadow colors based on a triad of Cerulean blue, cadmium yellow light , and Quinacridone magenta. The grayed down colors are a nice compliment to the apples and are less saturated than the pure colors used in the fruit. (The shadow is not nearly as purple as it appears in the photo.)

I spent some time this afternoon in my studio with two sleeping dogs who are worn out from running  on the beach this week end. A good time was had by all.


  1. I LOVE this color combination, Fay!

  2. I like the idea of working deliberately to figure things out in the studio. I'd like to try working with Cerulean, a color that's really never been on my palette. There just isn't enough time, right Fay?


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