|Red Pepper 10"x8" oil on board|
Here is the group, well focused:
I always choose an easel as close as possible to the set up to get most of the colours and values right, specially when it's a small still life like this.
My palette is always messier when I paint from life as there is that feeling to try to capture things quickly and spontaneously. It does look like the paints had a fight here and it all ended up in a blood bath - don't you think:
After an hour or so working on the first painting I moved on to the next pepper-model who was posing like a star to get some attention. I don't recall ever doing yellow still life before (for some reasons I tend to do mainly white, green and reds) so this was a good exercise and lot of fun too.
|Yellow Pepper 7"x10" oil on board|
You can see my ridiculously minimal sketch above the painting - I just wanted to get started with the paint really: