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Monday, March 10, 2014

"Kitchen" Hello Ginger by Elisa Choi


While I was pondering on what to paint next I suddenly thought of ginger. Half of me says it’s not fun to paint this since it’s not that pretty. But another part of me says to explore different subjects and learn from it. I set a simple still life of the ginger on a tissue paper.
This painting is all about layering colors. I didn't wait for the colors to dry but just layer in colors and allow them to mix on paper. I paint in Yellow Ochre for a light value and use Burnt Sienna with a hint of Cobalt Blue for the shadow side. I also introduced Burnt Umber on areas that needed a bit of dull.  I use dry brush technique to paint the small fiber like hair on the face of the ginger. The dark lines are a mix of either Burnt Umber or Sienna with Cobalt Blue.
Hope you all have a good day.

8 comments:

  1. I love your ginger painting, Elisa! And I love the colors you used, especially sepia, ochre and cobalt blue. Your ginger is round and fine. Good work!

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    1. Mom usually cut it like so.. ;) Thank you Sirkka!

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  2. Lovely painting Elisa. We use ginger quite a lot in our cooking.

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    1. we use it as well... i used to eat cooked ginger lol. mom made ginger soup for us sometimes. thanks ann

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  3. Lovely! I love how you used a very ordinary item to do this!!! Great color and shading.

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  4. So pretty and realistic! That shadow makes it laying there quite real! Good subject matter!

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  5. I have tried growing ginger to no avail. I'm trying again this year. Great colors and shading. Well done Elisa!

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  6. You got this just right, Elisa!

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