"Cantaloupe" -- plein air field study -- oil on canvas -- 12x24" -- Margie Guyot
This was painted entirely outside last Sunday afternoon. So -- although it's a still life, done "in the plain air", yet not a landscape -- can I still call it a "field study"? Good question. I've just been in a "fruity mood" lately and wanted to paint cantaloupe, doggone it! That's a very shiny purple cloth the cantaloupe halves were set on. I did this out on my patio table on one of our rare sunny days. Well, it was more like "sunny for a couple hours" type day. Didn't know if I could pull it off, but hey -- nothing ventured, nothing gained.
My chickens got to eat it when I was finished. I used to love cantaloupe, but developed an allergy to it. Boo-hoo!
If you could look very closely at this painting, you'll see it was painted "very gooshey". About the only detail was the seeds; other than that, I used a #8 flat brush and shmooshed the paint around thickly, thanks to Liquin. Well, I had to rush -- rain was moving in fast!