Friday, April 13, 2007

Canteloupe


I've put the trash wip to the side for the moment. I'm planning on doing this image with my students on the Alaskan cruise I'm doing next month with Ann Kullberg and Anne De Mille Flood. Oh my did I say next month!


We will be working from photographs aboard the cruise as our resources will be limited and there will be up to 30 students. I put together this still-life for the cruise because I wanted something that went with what I have been doing and the brightly colored fruit against a neutral background fit the bill. I backlit the canteloupe using just my window light completely inspired by Cecile Baird's work. The soft folds on the fabric as well as the ambient lighting on it creates a nice contrast without too many elements to learn in a short amount of time with the students.

5 comments:

Nancy Haggarty said...

Love this! I wish I were going with you.

I'm also glad someone loves dumps as much as I do.

Laura said...

This is exquisite Nicole and wish I were going on that cruise too! You are at the top of my wishlist for classes to attend in the coming year.

Nicole Caulfield said...

Hi Nancy!!! Well we DO have a great dump - it has the best view!

Thanks so much Laura!

Trine said...

This painting is adorable . I love the warmt and light in it

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow!