This is my piece for Virtual Paintout. VP chooses a location somewhere in the world and participants have to find a scene in that location using only Google Street View. This month VP chose Stavanger, Norway. I really enjoyed exploring in and around Stavanger. Having been to Norway last year, but not to Stavanger, I knew I wanted to paint one of their houses. The lines of their houses are so geometrical, -- neat and tidy. In addition they are often painted in beautiful colors. However, in Stavanger itself there were many beautiful white houses and I had decided I didn't want to paint white. I finally chose the house above because of its gables, and color. I liked the lines of perspective too. To see other paintings on Virtual Paintout go HERE
This is just a simple Red Delicious apple done with Prisma Color pencils and a little water color on the background. Really I was just experimenting with the depth of color of the Prisma Color pencils.
I did this one several months ago and didn't like it at all because I felt the color was too bold. The shelf, I originally painted in a dark wood cherry. The cat and the vase of greenery can be seen in different locations in my house.. I'm still not happy with it, but I don't think I can redeem it any further. I think the painting on the wall was the wrong choice for this supposed still life.