Saturday, February 20, 2016

Satsuma Mandarin, 2 Starfruit, and Cranberries, 24x36, oil on canvas

     I finished this about 3 or 4 weeks ago, just after finishing "4Pairs".  I wanted to build another composition working with this muted purple drape that is so vexing.  To look at it in my hand, it's a beautiful subtle dusty purple with a hint of red. In my painting it kept looking very saturated and synthetic and I hated it. I was able to beat it into submission after I threw out the dioxazine purple, but I'm going back to my favorite brown drape now. 


  1. Trish~ Sorry the purple gave you a "time of it". But, the end result.....enchanting, simply enchanting. Love the reflection in the pitcher, and the whole composition.