Apple #2 did not come out as well as #1 but maybe puts forth more opportunity for learning. I wanted a dark background. Now I know it needs to be darker and my apple more midtone.I will also enlarge the light areas. Then I think it will work. I did manage to use an opaque color and not have it too dense. That is an ongoing challenge for me.
This is number three and done with the Daily Paintworks Challenge in mind.
I premixed my colors, as I usually do. That is not the problem.
The problem is.......taking just one more stroke. I know it will be better if I just fiddle a bit.
Here comes the mud. I know I am in good company with this problem. Yes?
I will try again as I think I can do better.
Below is a view of the palette I used. Only cad yellow light, cad red, aliz, and phathalo blue....and naples yellow and a white.
I outlined the apple in the beginning with the Indian yellow.
Beautiful neutrals if you limit your palette.
In class last Wednesday I put color on this board that I had transferred my drawing to beforehand. I still love the composition and am thinking this is just fine for a first go around! You know I visit and revisit my favorites! I am also fond of this size, 8 x 16.