COLORED PENCIL PAINTINGS FROM MEXICO
Saturday, May 7, 2011
For the Love of Chiles
As you will see, sometimes I just like to have fun with a painting. So here I placed these beautiful, organic chiles on this very silly plate. It was interesting making the chiles pop from the surface of the paper.
First of all I used citrus oil thinner about mid way through the layering process, so that the real chiles are highly saturated. Secondly, I tried to remain very conscience of the values. Values are always important, but when working on an overhead view correct values really help to add depth to the painting.