10×8 Oil Painting on Canvas Board
Early in June, I set up and photographed many still lifes, I would later reference to paint. I even photographed three large yams on a rich velvet background. Since that time, whenever I’ve scrolled through that collection of images, I would stop at the yams thinking “they looked so very weird”! I thought I would never paint “that one”. Wrong again. I came to like the fact that the photo was so unusual, so organic with the rich complementary colors and interesting shapes. It brings a smile. So, here it is!!
Below, I initially created an oil sketch and a light grid to be sure to get accurate placement, referencing the photo. I then chose my background color and painted loosely around the yam sketch.
Below, I create my mid-tones, highlights and shadows.
As usual, I like the brushstroke looseness of the stage above.
By the way, I wiped down and cleaned off my Hydrangea oil sketches from last week. I will paint it pretty soon and of course show it to you when I do. Til then, Winifred Whitfield