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.