Tonight was a combination of a random subject matter and false lighting. I used an app on my phone to pick some random numbers and I ended up in the kitchen with my portable light searching for a subject. For weeks now I have looked at our orange bowl capturing sun light streaming in through our kitchen window. I couldn’t capture the sunlight so I used my lamp and made my own.
I tend to push all my values to a darker scale intentionally. I like everything darker, higher contrast, more dramatic. This painting was no different, but I also tried to push the contrast between color intensity also. Those oranges are made of the most intense orange I could make plastered thickly on. The rest of the painting is almost all gray.