Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Indoor Picnic With Watermelon - 6 x 9" Pastel

Watermelon is a real treat this time of year, so I bought one of those little melons, cut it up, painted it, then ate it. I really loved painting the pinks of the melon. Too bad it was seedless, because seeds would have added visual interest. I guess I could find some photo reference and add the seeds; maybe I still will.

In my initial set-up there was a knife in the foreground that gave me so much trouble, after several attempts I just took it out. Having a little trouble with still life composition...I think I need to simplify them going forward.


Anonymous said...

These look good enough to eat!

bradfordbrenner said...

First off, thanks for the compliment regarding my little painting! I've admired your work and have been terrible about posting as many comments/compliments as I'd like. I really like the movement of this piece and think that seeds only would have gotten in the way of both the painting and in your enjoyment of the subject matter!

Dawn Breeze said...

Thank you Rhonda for your compliments, I enjoy looking at your blog as well. I just love the momentum of all the daily painters! This little painting is really sweet(literally)! I really like the color and your line.