Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chocolate Truffles

I finished the second painting based on the composition of a woman eating a chocolate truffle.

Chocolate Truffles
12" x 7 1/4"     oil on linen     2013

As in the first version, I kept to an analogous harmony of closely related colors. Often when I go in this direction, I'll add a note of complementary color which can add some jump and energy to the visual experience - perhaps could have made the ribbon green or blue - but this painting wanted the quiet of staying totally focused on warmth.

1 comment:

  1. I love "Chocolate Truffles". Such passion and mental anguish. Very intense, like the chocolate. Like the Mona Lisa. I guess we'll never know whether she eats it. With the top of her head, the part, ears, brows, eyelids, lower lip, jawline, neckline of the dress, arm, sleeve, cleavage, and her hand, if she looks at it much longer she might actually turn into a truffle and not have to eat it. Her whole world is in that little truffle. - B



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