Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mango On Wood Block I

oil on linen on panel / 6" x 6" / unframed

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Mango On Wood Block I is the first in a series of paintings on the luscious mango. Not only did I have the fun of  reproducing its shimmering skin using my oil paints, but I got to eat it afterwards! It was great fun varying the pressure of my brush to achieve the mango's glow.

The biggest challenge was keeping the light and shadow on the mango separate, yet softening the transition between the light and shadow.

How did I do?

Now let's feast on some mango in my recipe, Mango Curry Quinoa!

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