Fruit and Jug On Black Chair original digital painting by Joan A Hamilton February 2009
This is an experiment with colour for me. Unfortunately the screen does not really show all the different colours I used in the background and the end result is a little muddy looking. I added the plum more than two thirds of the way through because I thought it needed a little something to complete the circle of movement and an accent colour to give it a little punch. According to a Color Trends for 2009 article I read on Barney Davey’s Blog these colours will be ‘in’ this year. That influenced my choices only because it reaffirmed that I wanted to use this particular colour palette. The contrasts on the white jug and cloth don’t show up very well here either, but it looks striking (in a nice way) printed on the Aurora Fine Art paper in a black frame.
I am frustrated with the fact that so much of the detail I paint in does not always translate to print as clearly as I want it to. It helps to increase the resolution to 600 dpi before printing, but I’m beginning to think I have to change my style and use bolder and more visible brush strokes and more variation in colour and value. I will be experimenting with that soon.
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