Thursday, October 12, 2006

A Bag of Granny's


oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

sold

Fall is a time for apples, so here is a bag of granny smiths.

7 comments:

Gr said...

Amazing! How long did it take you to paint this?

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks Grainne - The underpainting took an hour or so. After it dried, the second pass took maybe another two hours.

Bob said...

Green never looked so good. Beautiful colors, consistently in your work and joy to see.
Bob

Jelaine Faunce said...

These are my favorite apples. I love to eat them. I love to paint them. That green glow they have is so mesmerizing, ain't it? You've captured it really well with this piece. Wonderful. :o)

Amy said...

James what are you useing that it only takes an hour for the underpainting to dry? Fabulous work!!!!

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Hey Amy - Thanks! It didn't take an hour to dry. The underpainting took an hour to paint. I then let it dry for a couple of days before I returned to it.

Jelaine Faunce said...

If you paint thin enough, you can set your painting under a heat lamp and it will dry within the day. Try to keep it at least 12" away though, depending on how hot the heat lamp gets. You don't want to bake your painting, you just want it warm. I learned this when I set a painting out to dry on my back patio in August in Las Vegas. I put it out with the underpainting done, came back to it 3 hours later and it was bone dry. Again, the trick is that you paint in very thin layers, such that you can barely see any brushstrokes. It's more tedious this way, but the process, if you are feeling impatient to complete a piece, is often much faster in total.