Fruit & Dried Herbs

Fruit & Dried Herbs | Brandon Schaefer Still lifes are fun to put together and paint but they are starting to get stale to me. Part of it is that I don't have any new objects to paint.. Been thinking a lot about creating paintings with more meaning and such - also some landscapes. I've been trying out a few different kinds of paint, have some interesting reviews coming in the next few weeks, stay tuned. Hope you are doing well!

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Orange In Cloth

Orange In Cloth | Brandon Schaefer This is one of my favorites of the year so far. It may not be my most realistic work but it definitely says something. I used the dark backdrop here but it was mostly in light, so I painted it that way. I'm able to get the grey quite easily by mixing transparent red iron oxide [burnt sienna could work too] with cobalt blue - from there I can make it more red, yellow or blue or whatever color grey. I experimented with different brushes on this one as well, used some softer synthetic-haired brushes. Going to experiment some more but seems like I will use them a lot more in the future for sure, so much easier to use.

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