Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Green pepper (and friends!)

Green pepper and friends

Acrylic on canvas
8x8 inches

The next small still life and again my mind is on food! I'm enjoying getting these really simple set-ups with vibrant colour and light. Trying to avoid the traditional dark backgrounds to make something more contemporary. Having the white paper to sit things on flattens the picture frame and allows the light and reflections to jump around. I also like the blue/violet shadows you get.



Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Ryan,
I like your recent still lifes. There is much concentration in them and you have dealt wonderfully with the different textures.

Ryan Evans said...

Thanks Stefan

I love that challenge you get with still lifes trying to capture the feel of an object and how to represent how it's surface reacts to light