Friday, December 26, 2014
Original acrylic painting, still life, Blueberry Pie, 8x10
I painted this still life this afternoon while I still had enough natural light coming in the kitchen window. I used acrylics because I wanted to finish the painting in one sitting and I knew there would be a lot of overpainting, so with the acrylics drying as fast as they do I could paint one layer over another within minutes.
I used a limited palette of cad. yellow med, crimson, ultramarine blue, phthalo green, burnt sienna, and white. I couldn't seem to mix an acceptable grey/silver for the pie plate using blue,sienna,white so I mixed phthalo green with crimson for a grey and added varying amounts of white to control the grey values.
I was going to paint the slice last night but it broke apart as I was taking it out, so I said I'll eat... uh I mean paint the rest of the pie tomorrow.