Monday, January 26, 2009

Orange and Black



oil on canvas, 10" x 10"

I've had a lovely day off today - didn't accomplish as much as I had hoped but on your birthday its good just to chill a little! I have been really enjoying doing reflections so thought I would tackle this mug again. I thought lemons were hard to paint but they are not nearly so hard as oranges - who would think that something that has such an incredibly simple shape could be so difficult - way harder than an object with lots of detail. i might go back tomorrow and neutralise the colour in the far orange a little - might be a tiny bit too warm at the moment. Need to sleep on it and see what I think tomorrow. I'm thinking of trying out these setups with the mug in pastel too.

12 comments:

Jeanette said...

A belated Happy Birthday Anita. Just chilling on your birthday is good.

The reflections of the orange in the black is wonderful. Capturing reflections is always so interesting to do. And its true, seems the simpler the object, the harder it is to do.

Annie said...

I love the strong colours of the mug. Your pastel pic yesterday is lovely too. And happy birthday!

Billie Crain said...

i really enjoy seeing complimentary colors together. this is very nice, Anita! that dark blue cup just pops with that reflection.

vivien said...

Happy Birthday - belatedly :>)

This is lovely and a really strong piece. Gorgeous reflections in the darkness.

S.G. Chipman said...

Happy Birthday, Anita!

Billie Crain said...

ooops! the cup was black? oh dear. i love this piece anyway.

Anita said...

Thank you Jeanette.

Annie - Its nice using strong colours sometimes. Nice and bright and cheery.

Billie - I think I used more black than blue so you can be forgiven!

Vivien - I do feel like I am coming to grips with using more paint.

Thank you Steve!

Ramana KV said...

The mug rocks

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Anita! Sorry, I didn't get to this sooner. I really love the contrast in colors of the oranges and the mug, these are making a great series.

Anita said...

Thank you Ramana.

Mary - thank you. I know you have been really busy lately.

Lisa Lorenz said...

SMASHING! love the oranges and the cup....beautiful lights and shadows!

Anita said...

Thank you Lisa!

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