Friday, February 24, 2012

Grapes - Part 1/2 Christmas Gift

This is one of two paintings I gave my mom and dad for Christmas 2011. I went for a different approach with this painting, because my mom likes the more smooshy type paintings. I googled grape pictures and came across this one and saw that it was paintable. I started painting it, on Christmas Eve at about 10 pm and didn't finish it until about midnight. But as I started painting it, I found out that I couldn't add any red painting to the grapes because of the type of blue I was using. Instead of creating a purple, I ended up creating a browny mess that I had to scrape/wipe off, so the grapes ended up being BRIGHT blue! It's ok, because it looks different in real life with it being less of a brilliant blue and more of a muted blue. I think my mom liked this one more than the next painting I'll be posting.

If you would like to purchase a print of this painting, you can do so here.