I recently discovered the beautiful work of Karen O'Neil. My favorites are her paintings that glow. This little study was inspired by her citrus slices. I learned (under the last layer seen) that the best background colors must not distract from the clean "lit" high intensity areas to achieve the best effect.
I then set up backlit orange and lemon pieces and worked on a different background choice.
Backlighting causes a bright area of reflected color on the tablecloth. Again, many layers of colors were scraped on and off the background here. I can feel a series coming to work this out!
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