Friday, December 10, 2010


6 x 8"
oil on linen panel (Ray Mar)

I got bright and active with this painting.  I worried at first that there might be too much going on in the background that takes away from the primary peppers, but I think the droplets added enough sharp interest to keep the focus on the main five.

Reference photo was taken on October 16 which was the same day that I took the "Droplet" photo.  I was initially attracted to these bright little ornamental pepper plants in September when I took the photo below, but I did not feel the lighting was right for a painting.  The early morning sun helped bring out the highlights.  These were on the terrace as well.  

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