Friday, February 20, 2009

Orange, You Sweet! 8x8 Oil


This is from a painting session with Nancy Colella. She found these great looking little oranges at Whole Foods, with stems still on. It was fun to paint, but I was without my orange paint. I guess it worked out with Cadmium Yellow and Camium Red Light. Wish I lived closer to a Whole Foods! Pin It

12 comments:

  1. I think it worked out perfectly...gorgeous color and beautiful painting, Kelley.

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  2. Wow, I never would have guessed you were without your orange paint! Excellent job with the mixing ... such a nice, rich, delicious orange color! I love the brushwork on the leaf ... in fact, nice and loose overall.

    The last time I was in a Whole Foods was in Austin. I love that store ... I wish we had one here. (A brick-and-mortar Dick Blick Art Supplies wouldn't be too bad, either!)

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  3. The orange literally pops our of your canvas, it looks so real!

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  4. I like it. It also proves that you don't have to have cad orange in the tube. Who knew?

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  5. Kelley, really beautiful, as always. I love the attached leaf and stem. Great job! The color is perfect, without your orange paint. You did really well mixing colors.
    I think those are called Satsuma tangerines. I'm not 100% sure. Your painting is so realistic, that's sure what they look like to me. Very popular out here for Chinese New Year's, which I beleive is still being celebrated.

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  6. Love this painting! I've seen these oranges at our Whole Foods. It's only ten minutes away and I go there about twice a week..... OMG..... I've spent way too much money there...lol!

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  7. I love the painting! And, I'm sitting here with 3 of those little guys in a bowl because they are so stinking cute.

    Jody

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  8. Thanks so much, Linda! Karen - I wanted it looser, but - there's always tomorrow!
    Jody - either eat them or paint them!
    Thanks, everyone, for commenting!

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  9. oooh thats lovely-
    saw Nancys too-really nice!

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  10. Bindu, thank you!
    Mary, I wonder what else I could leave at home?
    Thanks, so much, Nanc, and.. Satsuma... good to know!

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  11. Love this one.

    The shadows help make the background just as interesting as the orange itself.

    Never seen one with the stem still on until now!

    -Dean

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