It all started on a cold snowy day in Georgia- yes snowy day in Georgia. One of the very few we have here but it was a doozy! So I had the whole day inside the studio since I wasn’t going anywhere.
I was thinking of keeping warm and wanted to paint something bright. I found an inspiration photo of these peppers and I knew immediately that this was it. So the drawing began and the painting was started.
It was important to take the painting process a bit slowly for each pepper. I wanted my colors to mix on the paper for each individual pepper but not all over the paper. Painting around some of the small stems were a bit tricky too!
So I took my time, changing up the colors on each pepper to make each one look different. I talked about colormixing in my last post and there was quite a bit of that going on here. Can you see how the red changes in areas from orange or to a purplish color?
The next step was putting in a background and finishing it up. Always the hardest part- with lots of decisions to be made. This time I chose to make a darker section in middle to make those peppers pop out.
And the final step is a name- that’s where I need your help. I’m looking for some suggestions to name this painting. Something fun that will make you look twice. What jumps out to you? Leave a comment. Thanks all!