When I look at the strawberries I see red so I put down a light wash of red to get some of the general color in. Intensity goes from light to dark in most colors you can lighten them by adding white but if you do this red you get pink. Pink strawberries are not what I want. After I have the general color I put in the darkest dark and last the lighter color, yellows and oranges work to lighten the value.
Once I have the general colors down I move on the intensity of the color grays and browns are at the low end while orange is at the high end. The most vivid red of the strawberries are the area that is closet to me. That would be the bulge of the berry.
I now look at temperature. Red is a warm color so the shadows will be cooler with some reflected general color.
I am always working on my red trying to get them just a little better. Well at least the berries are not pink.
Rich romantic Red, strawberries
About This Painting:
Rich Romantic Red,
oil on canvas mounted on hardboard
Media: oil painting
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $70 USD
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