Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Blood Oranges" by Jonathan Aller

"Blood Oranges"
8 x 10 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
Blood oranges are so beautiful in the way colors bleed from one to the other.  I wanted to also accentuate the reds with the red cloth and give the painting a bit more umph, the gradation of yellow to orange are intriguing to me as well to paint.  Painting red cloth can get tricky, one has to be careful the reds can get to pink when going lighter in value.  Incorporating red cloth into a still life was one of our first still life assignments when I studied at the Angel Academy in Florence, it's great practice when trying to tackle on so much red at one time.

You can see the making of this painting on my blog:

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