Monday, August 10, 2009

"Flowing Colors" --- Sold


I think I am back to my regular painting mode again, and I also started to explore new methods. I did this painting on a gessoed Masonite board. The reason I shifted away from canvas is that I realized that I can create more painterly effects with less paint. When I am not sure about a mix of color, I test it by mixing a small quantity with my brush, I found using Masonite is relatively easier to get an effect. But on a canvas, I need much more paint. That could be the reason that I have hardly seen that David Leffel using canvases.

10 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

The masonite give the apples a smooth shiny look. I may have to try out masonite - I am hearing a lot of good stuff about it.

JacMac said...

Your colors on those apples are absolutely wonderful. Outstanding still-life!

Shirley Peters said...

This is a beautiful painting, qiang-huang. I love the 'wetness' of the colours, and their blending from one fruit to the next.
I also like to paint on board, but unfortunately it's not as easy to handle afterwards. It needs a frame.

Anne said...

LOVE these apples!

I also enjoyed reading about/seeing the photos from your trip!

JMahorney said...

Oh yeah! I know that qiang-huang signature red. I love the way the intensity builds up to it too. If you don't mind me asking, Are your yellows and reds Cadmium?

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I recently switched to board too, love it! This apple painting is glowing/beautiful!!!

Delilah said...

Wonderful work

Barbara Pask said...

Love the colors and the simple composition. Your style always shines through.

Jala Pfaff said...

Almost abstract. One of my favorites.

Jala Pfaff said...

Almost abstract. One of my favorites.