Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No. 17. Shapely Grapes

I tried to stay loose on this one but I ended up labouring over it for far longer than I should have on a daily study. Out came the hake brush and I blended and blended away as I went along. The blue detailing on the little pill box was hard to depict and as usual, I became obsessed with getting it 'right' instead of describing it simply. I also have to admit that the looseness around the background is contrived as I kind of dabbed it in there after the fact, if you know what I mean. Anyway, here it is in its full 6" x 6" glory.

The other thing about this is that the original is warmer than the photograph shows here. My photographic skill aren't good enough to cope with the subtleties of whites...

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