Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"Orange Slice"

Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

About a year ago, I wrote about how I hard trouble mixing greens. Since that time I have attempted that challenge many times and now feel comfortable with green shades. Now I can say the same thing with oranges. It really isn't a color that I mix that often. I don't take it straight from a tube. All my oranges are mixed with a combination of 2 yellows (Light and Med.) and 2 reds (Cadmium and Aliz.). I really liked how the light illuminated this slice of orange.

8 comments:

Liza Hirst said...

WOW! That slice really glows!
Great work!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work, looks real enough to eat! Jim www.inspiredtopaint.blogspot.com

Gotta Get Back to Painting said...

Love the progression. I've just been turned on to the whole Daily Painting phenom and have really been inspired by your growing skills. I've looked back at your earliest posts and now these and I'm really amazed. Great stuff Michael. You remind me of Gregory Manchess' a bit, not so completely in brush strokes, but in color scheme and contrast. I hope you don't mind the comparison. Keep up the great work and inspiration.

Sharon Bancroft said...

This is fantastic! Amazing how you can create such depth with such simple brushwork.

JacMac said...

Love the glow! Excellent brushwork and color, all you daily painters inspire me.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love the way the light glows in this painting.

FCP said...

You really captured the glow, Michael. I like the composition equally well, and am inspired by your ability to take something so commonplace and transform it into a "wow!" painting.
Thanks for sharing,
Faye

Hélène Glehen said...

Absolutely superb ! Great work