Still life with artichoke
2015. Stuttgart, Germany
- Oil on Canvas/ cardboard
- Size: 30 x 30 cm
- This artwork is sold unframed
- Signed on the front
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A little bit odd, scaly form of artichokes makes them really interesting
for painting. Also, it has a rich variety of shades from yellow and
light green to purple and dark brown. I used lemon yellow and titan
white in lights, yellow ochre and cobalt green in middle tones, and mars
opaque dark in shadows.
With thin pointed brush I made a repaint
to detail a petals texture, its small cracks and fissures, little
bruising and roughness. I paid a lot attention to plate, its elegant
blue ornament gives a picture some decorativeness. The composition
balanced with three pieces of walnuts, arranged around the fruit.
blue background board I painted in two steps. Firstly I blocked surface
with cobalt deep blue using wide bristle brush, and then, after layer
drying, took fine brush and detailed the oblong texture of wood.