Despite the seeming simplicity of the Kohlrabi cabbage, this trivial
vegetable has an intricate form. The absolutely harmony of violet root
and saturated green of leafs makes the kohlrabi an unique art object.
The objects depicted from the high viewpoint. That helps to show all
richness and intricate tracery of leafs. I started with fluid fine layer
of paints, like the watercolor painting without whites. That helps me
to preserve a transparency in future.
Firstly I painted the roots, using a mix of ultramarine blue and carmine red to achieve a violet color.
For leafs I used an emerald green, cobalt
green and lemon yellow for middle tones. In shadows I also mixed an
ultramarine blue, that calls to a tabletop color. The saturated
ultramarine blue of tabletop supplements the color palette. As well I
proceeded the detailing of roots, using whites for this ones.
And the final stage - detailing with a fine brush. Texture of wood, finest streaks of leafs, everything is important.
This simple, minimalistic still life could be a bright accent in any interior