There is an upcoming show featuring the color RED for February, and I've been thinking of what to enter. At the studio (no, I didn't photograph it yet) I'm working on a fairly large (for me) painting of a little red sailboat being 'guided' by a little boy. Hoooo-boy - can I pick a complicated subject? Let's just say it may not get finished! Hopefully this will be a good workweek and I can post some photos in my studio blog, too. I bought this little jar of strawberries because it was so beautiful. I can't imagine that they taste so good, but I decided to take a shot at painting them today.
I used a black 'box' like a lot of the daily painters do (I think Carol Marine and Jeff Hayes and Shawn Kenney use them), with a directed light. I'll admit it's easier when everything else in the world is taken out of the picture. Let me know what you think of this. I liked that it was glass, and then the berries with their luminescent color under the glass, and then - seeds! Thanks for looking!