Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cherries Jubilee - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas - SOLD

It's always interesting to look and really study something. If I didn't paint these cherries, I probably wouldn't have noticed how incredibly shiny they are...almost like glass marbles. When setting up this composition, I tried to follow the basic rule of good composition - "create variation in all aspects of the design". So, the gaps between the cherries are all slightly different, each cherry is in a slightly different position, the stems are all different, the top surface is a smaller width than the front, etc, etc. And, even though there are large, solid areas of color, these also contain subtle changes in color as well.

5 comments:

Becky Drees said...

Great job capturing the reflections!

rahina qh said...

stunning painting, the cherries almost seem glass like. i also love the composition. r.

Marian Fortunati said...

Really amazing painting, Laurie!!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

All the more effective as a painting for having that variation.

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Anonymous said...

Mill, love this one!