Monday, November 24, 2008

No. 48. Monolithic Red Pepper


This is not the composition I started out with. First, I tried to paint it alongside an ornament but against a light blue backdrop. I got only so far before I realised that it wasn't working at all -I scrubbed the canvas and started this one. Thankfully it came together well. The trick is the combination of cool and warm reds. The warmth comes from the mix of cadmium colours and the coolness from a deep madder red. It's a simple composition, hence the title, but I was at once happy and relieved and ready for breakfast...

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