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Friday, April 30, 2010

French Breakfast Radishes

I went to the farmer's market and found these heirloom radishes.They were very very complicated to paint and I was having brain strain trying to simplify and order all the stems, roots, shadows, etc. However, I couldn't have tackled this at all 6 months ago, so it is a good benchmark. I clearly understand there is a tonal AND color range of whites, which I didn't get before, even though that sounds so elementary. And I understand that between the light and dark there has to be a transition tone. I didn't know how to move from that light to dark, what to put between them to make the two connect. Now I can see the transition tones in the objects, and I can see them in other people's work, so I am on the way.


  1. Very nicely done, Jean! The composition is really good and your colors are beautiful. It is so nice when information finally clicks. Sometimes it takes a long time for me to have that experience, but when it does it feels fantastic!

  2. It's REALLY a nice painting, Jean!!!!

  3. Très jolie peinture jean... on en mangerait! avec du sel et du beurre... hum! même cuits ils sont fameux...
    Joyeux 1er mai.