Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oil study #64: Orange Wedges

I like this one! I think I was able to convey the transparency and opacity of the orange pieces. I like the reflections as well.


Oil on canvas panel, 5 x 7

5 comments:

Bob Barker said...

Yes!! Great, Johanne. That foremost slice is wonderful (so is the rest of the orange, but the slice is really, really good!) Congratulations!

Bob Barker said...

A question, one that photographers often have to face as well ... You deliberately chose to cut off part of the half-orange and part of one of the slices. Why did you think "cutting off" would enhance the image? It seems to work well here, but you don't always do a "cut-off".

Johanne Morin said...

I wanted to paint oranges again, but this time I was interested in painting the transparent look of a cut-off piece in front of the light. I thought different piece sizes would make the painting more interesting than all the same size. And odd number is often better, but I forgot about that when I made the setup. I could have eaten a piece before I started, hmm...

BJ said...

I have loved all the studies you have done of oranges. You seem to have captured the essence of that particular fruit and I am always happy when another one appears on your blog.

Jan said...

OOOOh! This one is great. The economy of strokes of the paint brush is lovely. The colors are nice too.Jan