90 From Life: Day 17 – Three Plums
This is day 17 of my 90 day challenge where I do one new painting from life each day.
I painted plums a few days ago and I’m returning to them today, since I still have quite a few in my studio.
The best painting experiences – or at least the ones that lead to the most growth – are the difficult ones, and this was one was a real struggle.
I probably spent close to 2 hours just getting the background right. The temperature and value of the colors were just wrong, and I wiped down and started again multiple times.
But… growth is the point of this project, so I welcome the problem paintings too.
Here’s a video where I show the model I worked from, and discuss the outcome of the painting: