Here’s practice painting #2- peaches! I loved these guys- creating a soft, fuzzy feel was fun to me.
Again I started with my yellow glaze. I forgot to take the picture before I moved in on that slice on the left hand side. It was just yellow to start with- I promise!
I veered away from the ‘Yellow, then Blue, then Red’ rule thinking there wasn’t much blue in these guys. My second glaze included red and some burnt sienna to create that deep yellow/orange edge of the cut pieces.
Glazing up the skin tones
Here I’m working the peach skin even more. This is when I realized that there really were some blue tones in peaches- opps!
When I added the pit of the peach it was a bit too dark and I was having a hard time lifting it out, so here I’m trying to compensate for that by making the other tones deeper.
Finally, I added some shadows to help the fruit look like it’s sitting on a surface instead of floating in space.
Over all, I had a fun time painting these guys. It’s amazing how much easier fruit is to paint than plants and flowers. At least for me! If you’ve been painting flowers and are getting frustrated I suggest you move to a simple fruit set up to boost your spirits.