Friday, June 10, 2011

The Intricate Insides of Peppers


Earlier this week I was reading through some artist blogs and found an oil painting of an inside of a pepper by Cindy Haase that I found so fascinating and decided to have my colored pencil classes try drawing this same subject. I purchased yellow, orange and green peppers in intricate shapes, cut them in half and let each person choose one (with the exception of one student who wanted to draw a whole pepper and another who chose to draw stones). The morning class drawings are in the top photo. We used UArt 800 grit sanded pastel paper which is a finely sanded surface and a light beige background.

The evening class worked on the Aubergine Colourfix paper because the additional UArt paper I ordered for this class arrived in a coarser grit which we couldn't use for colored pencil. Both surfaces worked well with the peppers in terms of background and contrast. I'm thinking about working on a whole composition of pepper halves.

7 comments:

siti nuriati said...

I love drawing peppers. I especially enjoy painting their solid colors of red, green and yellow.

Mikko Tyllinen said...

They looks awesome! Wonderful work! Very beautiful collection of amazing paintings!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Great subject to explore. I'll try it in oil!I always enjoy your posts,and reading about your lesson plans.

Kendra said...

Oh thank you! The classes are a talented bunch of students!

Teresa said...

They all look good! What an interesting subject!

Paula Pertile said...

I love this idea! And am sorry I didn't think of it first. :~)

Kendra said...

It could be your next series Paula!