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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Apples and Shell Bits #4

Apples and Shell Bits (c)2011 Dora Sislian Themelis

At my blog I showed a little of how I came to this finished work. Working slowly, I tried my best not to screw this up. I worked just a little larger this time and sketched my subjects in pencil before throwing down color to begin defining the shapes and shadows.  Twenty minutes to begin to see something happening and another twenty minutes to clean it up. I'm still learning about my medium, the brush, and the paper. Like all of us, it's a process.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

...love the bright, bright red you were able to capture, and the reflected red in the shadow to the left of the left apple...very pretty...

Mermaid's Palette said...

Dora-
Love the variations of color in the apples!
Sheryl

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Dora, this really comes across as lively, and with a pleasing balance of accuracy and artistry.

dora said...

Thanks Kelly. I was working on those shadows in the apples!

dora said...

Sheryl, I thought I was focusing too much on color so kept going after the shadows. Thank you!

dora said...

Thank you Lorrie. That was what I was after!