There were a lot of great color variations withing the light and shadow areas of this squash. One of the hardest things that I have found to paint is yellow in shadow. Sometimes it gets cooler and goes green or it keeps its warm hue and just gets darker brown, but to make it convincing enough it has to be properly subdued yet still retain the idea of yellow. I also enjoyed trying to get the variation of texture of the squash, texture is one thing that oil paint excels at.



The Painting




The Setup





The Subject



  • Session: 295
  • Work: 288
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."