Monday, March 9, 2009

Clementines, Peanuts & Garlic - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas

This trio of pottery bowls (made by my sister Julie), sits on my kitchen counter. I didn't do much to change the composition from how I found it. I did, however, spend a long time figuring out the cropping and the viewing angle. In this case, I "zoomed in" to show a piece of each bowl. I wanted a mostly top-down view with part of the bowl sides showing so I could add a few reflections. To make the tan-colored peanuts more interesting, I accentuated the shadow color with hint of purple.