I did this painting without a paint brush. I mixed alizarin crimson with french ultramarine blue and put a fairly thick coat of it on a white canvas. I wiped away parts of it which you can see with the light background. I left the shapes of the cherries and the stems. I applied the light red and the white highlights with my thumb.

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January 18, 2008

Christine @ 6:37 pm #

This is such a great painting. I think the technique you used would be so fun!

Jan @ 7:42 pm #

This just proved that adults still like fingerpainting too!

Nicole @ 8:31 pm #


I never knew you painted it that way. How interesting.

January 19, 2008

LaDawn W. @ 12:37 pm #

I love the rich color in this painting. I like the texture of the background too. Very simple but many things to appreciate about it.

January 20, 2008

Jennifer @ 10:18 pm #

It was fascinating to hear how you painted this one. It is a good example of how trying something different can turn out beautifully.

February 3, 2008

Susie @ 2:36 pm #

I have always like this painting, but had no idea how you created it! I can’t believe that you can wipe away color and still maintain such beautiful shape and contrast. You are truly a master!

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