Oil on canvas etude – Mandarins on the emerald green drapery.
I chose square canvas for this etude and arranged mandarins in the diagonal position. To balance the composition I used the oppositely folds of drapery.
Its deep greens harmonize with saturated orange color of fruits. I used soft blending brush to achieve a smooth surface effect on the drapery. Also, emerald green of background is favorably shades the mandarins tone and gives beautiful cold reflex in the shades. To draw texture of fruits I used a fine pointed brush, applying pointed strokes. I find these two pieces very impressive because of picturesque leafs on the top. And I took attention to its fine streaks and outlined edges.