Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Realistic Still Life 2 Plum Paintings by Mary Hughes

8" x 8" Oil on Canvas



8" x 8" Oil on Canvas

"Plum Breakfast"


I like to think when I start with an idea that it will look like I've imagined but somehow elements come into play that I hadn't planned. Starting with the idea to paint fruit on a white plate in the sun I hadn't thought of how much shadow there would be indoors, but I decided to go with it rather than create more lighting from the inside. It was fun to paint the reflections and shadows that didn't develop in my imagination. This is a mini series of 2. This would make a nice coupling.

The background is not black paint but a dark combination of reds, browns and blues to make up a rich reddish brown that at a distance looks black.

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Pam Holnback said...

Great job w/ both of these. Good compositions.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Mary

I love this one, I could easily pick one of those luscious plums up and pop it into my mouth for breakfast!
Happy New Year to you!
Looking forward to following what you're up to in 2011

Gail xx

Mary said...

Thank you Gail, Happy New Year to you too!

Kim Blair said...

Both paintings are yummy! I like the way the slices of plums are lined up like a chorus line. Nice handling of the white plate.

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful work . . . makes me hungry for plums!

Angela said...

Fresh fruit
. It just don't get any better than this