Sunday, March 18, 2012

Simple objects



These sketches are inspired by Judy's post  "From the kitchen...", which reminded me that one doesn't have to paint complex subjects to have fun. The simple objects around the home can do just fine.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Blaga, I love the pepper! The red is delicious! Isn't it fun to do simple everyday objects? I tried to do a bigger subject today but got caught up in the details...

renate said...

Georgious. The two of you are so right! Back to the basics is not bad at all:)

Rita Vaselli said...

Hi,Blaga!All appetizing! The red pepper is beautiful and very successful!
You have a secret for paint red? Even parrots have reds always brilliant!Ciao!

Jane said...

Absolutely true Blaga, and simple object are not necessarily easy either. These are painted beautifully, great shapes and light, I like them both! xox

Blaga said...

Thank you, Judy! I tried painting peppers some time ago and miserably failed, so I'm quite glad with this result. Although I wish I had your loose style...

Thank you, Renate! With simpler objects you don't need much time, or you can easily start over again and try different approaches.

Rita, I was using cadmium red before and had hard time producing shades, due to its opacity. I found a quinacridone red that has the same shade as cadmium (in the Da Vinci series it is called Rose Dore) but it is transparent. So it is much easier to produce more or less intense shades with it. No other secret :)

That's true, Jane, not necessarily easy. I failed to paint a pepper a few months ago and now it turned out good, so I must have made some progress :)

Lynn said...

I love how you capture light!

Tito said...

Hi Blaga, both are very nice, but the pepper is really beautiful...this red is delicious. Well done! Ciao.

Sadami said...

Dear Blaga,
Very sensitive work that impresses me so much. Let us have fun in painting more and more!
Cheers,Sadami

Lydie said...

Simple things are sometimes the most beautiful, your pepper is superb.

JANE MINTER said...

these are lovely blaga ...the red pepper shines .

Blaga said...

Lynn, Tito, Sadami, Lydie, Jane, thank you all for your comments!