Hot peppers for a rainy dayPosted: September 21, 2014
Every autumn I make a little trip to Chez Michel at the market for a strand of hot peppers. There’s no other way to paint these than with pure colour — in this case Perylene Maroon, Carmine, Cobalt Blue, Azo Yellow and Azo Green. The highlights on the peppers are quite sharp so I painted around them, but in a few places I went back and lifted highlights with a small, damp brush. The Stillman & Birn Beta paper that I used is surprisingly great for lifting, probably because of its smoothness.