Fresh Fruit and Wicker Chairs

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Now…..let’s get to the fruit basket by the vase of Roses. The red grapes were first blocked in with thin mixes of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. Next work begins on the bananas. Please remember as you go through my blog, you may enlarge the images by clicking on them.

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Adding highlights and the reflected light along the lower edge of the individual grapes makes them appear round.

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Moving to the wicker chairs the dappled light pattern on the back is established first.

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I come back with a small Bright (square) brush and use thick brushstrokes in a lighter value to indicate the texture of the woven wicker.

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“Painting Forward” I begin blocking in the fresh white tablecloth that drapes over the Bistro table.

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Thick, fluffy Ultramarine Blue cushions issue an invitation to plop down in the wicker chairs. The combination of Blue and Yellow looks so happy. I’m really glad Stan and Lonnie changed from the wrought iron chairs to the wicker. They look so crisp with the yellow building and white shutters. We’ll be planting in our next session. Grab your gardening gloves and come help! BIG HUGS,

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2 Responses to “Fresh Fruit and Wicker Chairs”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    Looks just like the view I had from a hotel in Amalfi. Brings back great memories. Thanks.

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