Here is another squash that was gathered earlier this season. It has been sitting on my sideboard for awhile. This weekend when I was organizing my studio area, moving furniture and other housekeeping items this squash captured my imagination when I placed it in front of a blue sheet of canson paper.
Here is a detail of the stem. Lately I have been very fascinated with the how to capture and paint a stem or leaf. Well since working on the portrait in class, I am becoming more and more investigative of how to really capture and image realistically with subtle brush strokes. I did not use any medium on this painting, just the paint from the tube. For me this is my most comfortable method, though I have started to use painting medium, but just on a case by case basis.
Here is a detail of the stem and shadow shapes.