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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fruit on White, 1

I am thinking it would be good to work with some whites for a while. I remember seeing in real life a small painting, maybe 8x12 or 14 inches, by Redon, of one lemon and another fruit, maybe a plum, sitting in the middle and not touching, of a shimmering white background and foreground. The white was so alive that it was equal to the small darker shapes of the fruit. So, how to make it shimmer, how to make the little bit of positive and huge negative space work,
how to have a strong minimal composition ?

1 comment:

  1. This is nice with the shadows and the plums look yummy. White is fun to try and capture all the different colors - not an easy task. I think the composition is difficult no matter what. You might be interested in seeing another artist's pears on a white cloth. His name is Michael Naples at You've inspired me to get my white cloth and fruit to give it a try!