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Tissue Wrapping

8 x 8, oil on panel

I do realize the subject of this painting is somewhat obscured; as my husband pointed out, "I like it, but no one is going to know what it is." So, just so you know: This is a piece of tissue paper wrapped around a clementine fruit.

I was attracted to the subject for the dramatic feel of the twisted paper, like a frozen wave or cloud. A full value range of lights and darks and a full hue range of warm and cool colors are represented, presenting an interesting challenge to paint.

I'd like to do a series of large compositions over the next year, so maybe this will be a study for a larger and more refined painting.

Process shots:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

Phase 5

Phase 6 - Final Painting

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Reader Comments (6)

I think your work is great. Will you be posting links to view your larger works upon completion?

December 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterIan McQuade

Thanks, Ian! Yes, I'll be posting my larger paintings here, too.

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSadie Jernigan Valeri

nice piece...and appreciate the heart of a fellow teacher that likes to share their processes...

well done...

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Seiler

Great sculptural form creating a beautiful painting.

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Wambsgans

beautiful...i appreciate your talent, and that you are so open with your artwork. there is a lot of emotion, depth, and warmth to your paintings. i just bought your leaf & ring box, and am very excited to see it! i really appreciate being able to see your process as to how you arrive at your final piece. and i love this painting!

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterwin_wag

Beautiful tissue wrap! Nice technique

December 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commentergallery212
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