Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wet Paint, Ripe Peaches ...


After several weeks of a head banging dry spell, I decided it was time to get over myself (once again) and make something happen. These ripe peaches set against a handmade rice paper with leaves seemed to be a good challenge in the studio today. I felt it was important to get the feel and texture of the paper, so I used a combination of brush work and palette knife while paying attention to the natural imperfections of the pressed leaves. The vivid ripeness of the peaches allowed for some bold color choices, rapid brush work and lots of paint in this 20x16, oil/canvas.

2 comments:

Eden Compton said...

Looks like that head banging worked Greg (maybe I should try it - It has been a remarkably unproductive summer for me as well)! Love the counterpoint of the paper of the texture of the peaches. I really like where you're going with your still lifes!

Greg Little said...

Thanks Eden, yeah I think I got bogged down by thinking too much... now it is mindful mindlessness only, full speed ahead. The still lifes are good for me as far as working on getting the values and playing with edges in a controlled lighting setting.