I call this one finished! It is my first still life painted with very dark shadows and am looking forward to doing more like it. The appearance is very "Rich" and will show even more depth & drama after varnishing. My Dad would be pleased to see his hanky included ;0)
I have done a quick color blocking on the handkerchief and now detail can begin.
I have decided to add my Dad's vintage cotton handkerchief to the composition and used a detail brush to sketch it in with titantium white. Dad loved plums and was never without a handkerchief in his pocket.
Now I begin on the background deciding upon on a dramatic effect using deep shadows to show off this subject.
This is the beginning of a miniature painting done in photo realism style. Now it will dry before a background along with more glazes and details are applied. Plum delicious already ;0)Update: Have to buy a replacement plum before I can complete.... gone but not forgotten!