Thursday, April 05, 2007


(Click on image to see enlarged version)

This is a 13" x 10" painting that I based on a reference photo I took just before I ate the candy. M and Ms Peanuts are odd shaped, unlike the regular M and Ms.

I masked off the highlights and again did a lot of layering starting with light washes and building up the color over 5-6 layers. Then I added a bit denser values and finally some darker values around the edges to give depth.

I added the shadows under the candy using indigo and a slight bit of van dyke brown to give it a blue-gray hue. And last I removed the masking to reveal the highlights.

I really like the intensity of the colors.