Sunday, October 17, 2010
Painting No. 48 - Nectarine
So after working in these monotone paintings I finally decided it was time to start really painting again. I was a little nervous after what happened with that one tea pot (the color one) but I took a deep breath, got the nectarine arranged and had at it.
I did the cup and background first and they both felt good so all I had to do was hit the fruit just right. I tried to really, really concentrate and move as deliberate as I could. This was one of those ones where I really did not get up and look at it as I went either. So it felt like I was done, I stepped back to really see it for the first time and there it was - a painting.
I don't really know exactly how the monochrome ones helped but I know they did. For the first 40 it was never, ever that easy to get where this one is. It took about an hour but this was probably the first one I really got right after one one sitting. It felt good to be back on track.