Thursday, October 27, 2011

Plums and Pitcher

Plums and Pitcher
8 X 10
Oil on hardboard

I was inspired by Richard Schmid when I painted this.  I used a bristle brush in the background to give  a looser effect.  I don't know that I will go to the extent of  loose scribbles as he does, but I do like the different texture in contrast to the main items in the painting.  Today I read about color harmony.  This has been something that I have been wondering about lately.  Schmid basically says that the light will provide the color harmony and you just need to paint what you see accurately.  Very interesting.

Here is how it might look framed.

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  1. This is my favourite so far!! I love how you painted the plums especially.

  2. This is wonderful Karla. It's really working for you to follow Schmid's ways. It just leaps out at you!

    It is frustrating leaving comments on this new format. I've had the same problem on other blogs and don't bother to redo it as I am here. When we click post comment our comment complete disappears and we come to a new leave comment window. To get this to you, I'm needing to copy and paste it back in the new window... I would guess your comments have diminished greatly since this change...

  3. Thank you Azra and Susan!

    And thank you for alerting me to the problems people are having leaving comments here. I will send a request to the help desk. In the meantime Susan suggests that visitors click the "post comment" button before writing as this will bring up the comment box that is needed for posting.


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