Apple on White

I’m trying to keep these latest paintings simple. I need to master the basics and even though these are not master works I’m very happy with the outcome of each painting because I’m giving it all that I have at this moment in time.

The Setup

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The Subject

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chris-beaven-oil-apple-on-white-compare-070715From the comparison I can see that light side and halftone of the apple is being described more by the chroma of the color rather than a value shift. I was hesitant to add white here as I didn’t want to colors to be washed out.

 

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