Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Still life acrylic painting, 8x10 Amaretto

Still Life Acrylic painting 10x8  Amaretto

This was one of the bottles we bought for NewYears Eve, when I saw it on the shelf in the store I saw a challenge for a painting. What caught my eye was the contrast of the dark rich color of the Amaretto and the bright label along with the interesting shape of the bottle.

I kept the background value slightly lighter than the bottle except on the right side where I merged the values of the background and the right side of the bottle to create a lost edge giving it a realistic look.
I used Phthalo Green and a bit more Crimson for the dark color of the Amaretto and the same colors with a little white for the background trying to add a little atmosphere between bottle and background.

Its a nice change switching off and painting a still life in between landscape paintings, the still life usually taste better too.


Jane said...

What a great still life, love the color choice !

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thanks Jane.

mary maxam said...

You chose a really fun bottle and label here and your set up makes it look like a mystery.Nicely done. hope it added to a great New Year's Eve!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thanks Mary, it did the trick.