Painting of the Day: Focusing on Mood
Simple and straight forward.
Here are two little 5 x 7 painting I did on consecutive days. Both took just under 1 hr. to complete. With theLemon I was after contrast and color intensity. I really wanted the lemon to "pop". So it didn't seem pasted on the background, I pushed the yellow into the background and vs versa. I had fun with the glow around the lemon. With the onions, I was after a much more subdued look. I kept the contrasts down and stuck with general earth tones.
Both paintings have a nice balance of thick and thin paint.