Monday, February 2, 2009

Yellow Peppers


8"x8" oil/ceramic tile



Today I went to three different grocery stores and not one had any yellow tomatoes. The dissapointment was crushing but I had to make do. The closest thing I could find were these yellow peppers. I set them up and shut off the lights. Hoping to get that glow again, I turned on the subject light and bam! More dissapointment. Shook off the misery and concentrated on my subject. Peppers have a heavier waxy feel and many shoulder lobes. In fact I'd say they are mostly shoulders. Resisting the temptation to accurately depict these facts I went with suggestion. Painting rapidly as if outdoors I went with my vision in conjunction with my gut. I'm posting the image without really studying it.

4 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

Brian, I love the brushwork on this one! All of those juicy strokes on the top of each pepper-nice! The colors in the shadow area between the peppers are exciting.Sorry about the disappointment with tomatoes- peppers are good too.Loriann

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann! I'm excited when others are excited! I'm going to Wegmans today. They should have some yellow tomatoes.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is tremendous!

brian eppley said...

Thanks Jala, coming from such an accomplished still life painter that is quite a complement!