Friday, May 13, 2011


5x7 oil on gesso board

My wife picked this mango up for me yesterday to paint.  It was really interesting to try to transition from the green to red while painting "wet-on-wet."  The thinner I kept the paint the better.  Since I have started adding the medium to my paint I have noticed that my technigue has changed a pit.  I no longer draw the painting with raw umber before I paint.  Now, I mix the darkest value of the object I am painting and basically start from the outside and work to the middle toward my lights.  During that process I always seem to "lighten up" my darks so I have to go bank in at the end and darken up some spots to make the painting turn.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

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