Oil on Art Board
6″ x 12″ (15.3cm x 30.5cm)
I woke up this morning eager to start another painting in my new 6 x 12 art board format. So I started looking into my kitchen and refrigerator for “models” for my new painting for the day. I got out tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, cherries and even maraschino cherries (I ended up eating them with some cream, oh! so good!) so after knocking down the sweet maraschino cherries and cream I started playing around with samples and taking pictures of what I was laying down on my kitchen table. Because of the long format I was going more for a line of different objects, a more minimalist painting that anything else, plus I wanted to experiment with the new oil painting tube that I just recently got. New colors that I’ve never had in my palette before, plus one that came as a gift in the box, the color is “Torrit Grey” by Gamblin, beautiful!!!
So as I’m laying down my fruits and taking pictures, I rearranged a line of cherry tomatoes (soon in my next painting! =]), a line of grapes, cherries (both) and I thought all of them looked really cool! so I kept playing changing a couple of fruits making pares, and changing just one, thinking I would have more than enough pictures that would serve as samples for my next paintings!
As I came down to my studio to select which image I was going for today, I remembered I didn’t change the settings on my camera! I thought they wouldn’t work, that they would be way too dark as I also have the sunlight coming straight in from my kitchen window. I would have to go back again to my kitchen and re-take all the pictures again. So instead I decided to take a look in case any of the pictures would work out, and yes they did! they are a bit too dark, but I fell in love with the mood as the color of all the fruits I picked just popped!
I thought to name this one “is good to be different” as my daughter has a cute shirt with fishes all pointing to one side and only one fish like going the opposite side that says that “is good to be different” but my son suggested, 4 Cherries 1 Grape lol!! so to state the obvious I went with that one.
This painting will go to Chelsea Gallery in a couple of weeks after is completely dry. If you would like to purchase it now, you can do so, by just clicking the button next to the picture, or by contacting the gallery later on.
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