Monday, July 27, 2009

Strawberry - 6 x 6 - Oil on canvas - SOLD

When I set up this simple still life, I thought it was going to be a quick and easy painting...wrong! The body of the strawberry went pretty smoothly, however, those leaves were a struggle! I ended up with an ugly mass of green. I was starting to regret that I positioned the strawberry to show the leafy crown. To fix the green mess, I had to really focus on each leaf and pay attention to its individual shape, color and value. As I worked methodically through the leaves, the top finally began to take shape.


Marian Fortunati said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you overcome something that threatens to bring you to tears??

You did a fabulous job. So glad I stumbled onto your blog. Now I'm going to look some more.

Laurie G. Miller said...

Thank you Marian..I appreciate your comment!