Still Life, Red and Yellow Peppers.
Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.
Learn how to draw and paint a Still Life with Red and Yellow Peppers. Bright colors! The best ingredients to create an amazing painting.
- Divide your canvas in half, vertically and horizontally with a line. Blue lines 1 and 2 in sample.
- In the right side, draw a vertical line in the position where you want to place your yellow pepper, line 3. In the center of these 2 lines draw line 4.
- Draw an oval (line 5) for the structure of your yellow pepper attached to line 2 and 3. In the center and top of line 4 draw another small oval (line 6). From this oval start drawing the secondary folds of the structure formation of the pepper. Think about light and shade.
- Duplicate the same process for your left pepper.
- In this painting I did an under-paint of light yellow and light red with a lot of water to be absolved by the canvas, using acrylics because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are continuing to draw with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
- Now you can paint the background. Select a background that you would like for the two combinations of the sample paintings. Paint table with the shading of the peppers.
- Enjoy painting your red and yellow peppers. Put special attention to the blending of colors.
Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:
Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or ACMoore. There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.
Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.
Canvas: 11″x 14″ or 16”x 20”
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Red Light
- Carmine or Cadmium Red Medium
- Alizarin Crimson
- Sap Green
- Greenish Umber or dark green
- Dioxazine Purple
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Van Dyck Brown
There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.
Michael’s: 10pc “Artist’s Loft” white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.
You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes: https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/still-life-painting-classes/
Call Clina: 919-841-3132
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