Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Eggplant to the Nines" by Beth Bathe

"Eggplant to the Nines", #14/30, 12 x 12 in, oil on canvas
So today I decided to switch it up a bit. First I decided to paint on a black canvas, on a larger size than I normally paint, and to paint a color that is not on my palette, PURPLE!

This was tough start on the black surface, with a dark subject, I blocked in the lights first and tackled the purples second. All in all I think it turned out rather well.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful eggplants! Great painting.

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  2. Very interesting challenge for yourself and you did it splendidly! Not painted an egg plant but once but would like to try it again some time, I enjoy painting on a black background because you already have your darks. I tend to sneak up on my darks so I enjoy that I don't have to. Enjoying your work!

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  3. Hi Beth - I came across your blog after I posted my first painting of eggplants last night. How curious - it was 12x12 also - but mine was on a white canvas. My eggplants were in a bowl in our kitchen with some peppers, in front of a shelf full of cookbooks. I made caponata!
    Michael
    http://backnthereagain.blogspot.com/

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