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artbyjune
03-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Bowls of fruit are a source of inspiration for many artists from classical times to the present
For this project, I thought we would paint a still life containing fruit.

I will post some photos from the RIL or you could set up a still life of fruit in your studio/home table.


Here are some historical paintings for inspiration:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2014/106623-Still_Life,_Fruit_in_a_Classical_Setting,_by_John_Vanderlyn,_Jr.,_c._1854-1858,_oil_on_canvas_-_Albany_Institute_of_History_and_Art_-_DSC08097.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2014/106623-Theodor_Aman_-_Cos_cu_fructe.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2014/106623-Gauguin_Stillleben_mit_Fruchtschale_und_Zitronen.jpg

artbyjune
03-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Photos from the ref library here:


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2014/106623-ril-fruit1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2014/106623-ril-fruit3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2014/106623-ril-fruit2.jpg

artbyjune
03-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Project:

1. paint from one of the photos
2. paint from your own still life set up of fruit

Challenges: (optional)

1. Use a medium you don't use often
2. Use a format/shape of canvas or paper you don't often use, e.g., round, triangle, very long rectangle, etc.
3. do a black and white underpainting then colour on top.

Please post your work here for us to admire.

Happy fruit painting!

:D ;)

trafford
03-02-2014, 07:43 AM
I did this one a while back in an abstract class...It is fruit, but I don't remember which kind.
Acrylic on gessoed paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2014/42757-fruit.jpg

artbyjune
03-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Is it papaya or paw-paw? I like the colours used.

There are various approaches to making abstracts from still life. I would like to explore that sometime. One approach is to do an outline drawing of the fruit or flowers set up, then draw contours of various geometric shapes over the organic shapes. Now you colour in each little section using warm and cool colour contrasts. A kaleidoscope of colour is the result. I have not tried it myself.

Anyone tried that??

trafford
03-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Pen, Ink and Colored Paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2014/42757-fruit_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2014/42757-fruit_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2014/42757-fruit_3.jpg

trafford
03-18-2014, 12:31 PM
I meant colored pencil...I must be going barmy. :heart:

artbyjune
03-19-2014, 02:05 AM
Lovely work Janet. Pen and ink tonal study shows the forms of the fruits very well. The coloured version is more of a modern version in a flat rendering. I could see this approach working well with solid block colours like printing or in acrylics. The bowl of fruit is delightful. The ink lines have a cheerful happy feel to them.

As for me, I have printed out the bowl of fruit...but haven't got round to it yet!!

tyree
03-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Janet,,,that looks like a papaya,,,,try one, their great,,,,,btw,,,,the work is terrific too!!!!! tyree

trafford
03-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Collage with black marker:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2014/42757-FRUIT_BOWL.jpg

artbyjune
03-27-2014, 10:35 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2014/106623-bowlcherries1a6k.jpg

Finally made an attempt on the bowl of cherries. This was meant to be the undercoat and then I was going to add layers but I like it translucent and watery so I am leaving it at this stage for now. Maybe I'll do another version later.

Its a difficult decision- when to stop with watercolours, I find!!

:D

artbyjune
03-27-2014, 10:37 AM
Janet, I love your collage still life. An interesting way to go. Very modern art!!