Orange Essence | Brandon Schaefer

5 x 7


There’s something about painting fruit that I just love, must be the strong colors. Although, glass can be fun too. I’ve been struggling with the dark backgrounds lately so I did some testing and started to use my extended palette again. I realized that I needed to achieve more contrast and darker values – and this was the way to do it. It seems darker backgrounds and low key subjects have to be dealt with differently from high key subjects – which is obvious of course, just didn’t think about it in that way. More experiments in the coming days – or paintings as I like to call them 🙂

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