Winter Fruit

Most Tuesday evenings, I participate in a Tuesday night still-life group that meets online. This week we had a bowl with deep murky colors, a white table cloth and lots of fruit.

I used a large full sheet of Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, which a friend had recently given me. Within minutes of beginning to paint, this new paper captivated me. It has a gritty primer and is responsive to both gouache and pastel. The primer comes in different shades; this one is a mid-value violet. I put the paper to the test, so parts have multiple thick layers of paint while others have only a light wash. I did a lot of overpainting and lifting, and I am impressed with how strong the paper is. I ordered some more sheets and look forward to learning how to use it well.

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4 Responses to Winter Fruit

  1. deb92024 says:

    Love the colors and the feeling of the bowl!


  2. lauraferrol says:

    It is absolutely wonderful. I love the simplicity of it and vibrancy of the colors ! From Laura

    Sent from my iPad



  3. I really like the look of this image. It has a different look from work I’ve seen on your usual paper. I look forward to seeing more of what you do with the paper. As for this one the colors are just out of this world.


  4. She says:

    What a sensuous Painting this is Sarah. I love the cleanness of the colors. I love the shine, I love the composition. Most of all I love the brush strokes. I can feel the strokes when I look at the painting. I’m so glad to hear you ordered more of this paper. What a great paper this is for you and your wonderful style. Awesome job.


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