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Art Show: The Orange Show

Cantaloupes SOLD

by Terri L West

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Art: Cantaloupes SOLD by Artist Terri L West
This is a realistic still life of a cantaloupe cut in half. This my favorite fruit to eat on a lazy Sunday morning! I was not going to enter the Orange Show, but I happened to be surfing the blogs and found a photo posted that intrigued me. I emailed the author and got permission to use the photo. I drew out the cantaloupes with charcoal then applied washes of mixed orange acrylic paint. ( I do not have an orange tube of paint yet :) I used primarily cad medium yellow, cad med red , yellow oxide, titanium white, and a little alizerin crimson, some winsor blue as well. The painting is varnished with a glossy med acrylic varnish. I loved painting the shadows on the surrounding table and on the fruit itself. I am drawn to bright colors and shadows for a little mystery. The painting is extended to all sides and no frame is needed. The painting is wired and ready to hang. I truly thank Tony for his permission to use his photo! Original reference photo by Tony Yang. Sold Living in New Jersey!

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Detail of Cantaloupe

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Cantaloupes over Table -Image not to scale

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