Monday, June 22, 2009

Habanero Peppers (SOLD)

This is the first painting in the 125 series of small paintings.

Habanero Peppers - Original Still Life Painting by Paul Keysar

Habanero Peppers
Oil on Masonite

I was first drawn to paint these peppers due to their delicate, petite nature—a true testament to looks being deceiving, as the habanero is one of the hottest peppers in the world. You won't catch me eating these now that the painting is done. I also wanted to play with the complimentary colors of orange and blue. At first, I had the tablecloth a darker blue, with lighter blue in the background, but the contrast was too strong, so I reversed the foreground and background colors.

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