|The escapee. These tomatoes-on-the-vine looked like a chain gang |
to me. This is the finished painting. Following is a step-by-step
demo of how I created this piece.
|I start by setting up the still life in my studio. It sometimes |
takes as long to get the composition right as it does to
complete the painting.
|The lightest pieces of the tomatoes go in first.|
| To simplify my paintings, I look for three values in the main|
| Here I have added the blue cloth. This complementary color|
sets off the color of the tomatoes.
| To finish this painting, I added the table color, tomato stems |
and highlights. The edges are modified to push the farthest