Monday, September 27, 2010

Cheri Homaee - Royal Gala Apple

Artist: Cheri Homaee
Medium:Acrylic on canvas
Size: 16" x 20"
Artist's blog:


Angela said...

Hi Cheri,A lovely painting of a simple subject. Simple but not easy by any means. I love the delicate look of your leaves you have captured this well. I like the table. The suggestions I have are your shadows on the table are a little heavy while the ones of the leaves on the apple are just right. The apple is a little washed out. It appears that you may have used white with the red to achieve the bright areas of the apple. I suggest using yellow with the red for brightness just be careful not to make orange. Ultramarine blue with the red will make a nice shadow color. Thanks for sharing you art and allowing us to help you see things differently. Love you work.

Nancie Johnson said...

Very nice work Cheri. I love your leaves, you really captured them well. Love the edges you did on them. I agree with Angela regarding the shadows. Mixing colors to make new colors is something I'm still working with, but my rule is now "don't use white to make a new color, only use white to change the shade of an existing color" so, yes, adding yellow to lighten the red (and not make orange) makes sense to me. These challenges are so great that we can learn from each other.

Pat Koscienski said...

Cheri, I'm awed by how well your leaves are painted. I agree with Angela and Nancie about your apple color; maybe even glazing some red over it would be enough to give it a little lift.

Cheri Homaee said...

Thanks guys for your comments. I what I need to do with the shadow and apple.