I only make a few Strawberry paintings a year, though they are proving extremely popular. They take such a long time to create. Each one is totally unique and original. I use my own photography to help me get the perfect image. This particular one is using shallow depth of field photography. This means that some of the strawberries are deliberately out of focus, so you can see the full detail of the central ones.
I enjoy working with Macro versions of food in particular, where I'm able to experiment with translucent layers of oil paint to try and achieve a more realistic and juicy appearance. Using Red is a favourite colour and it really is not the same as seeing a printed image. With Oils red colours just POP out at you. An eye catching piece of work. Which really is done more justice in the flesh, so to speak.
Strawberries are my signature pieces of work.
It is stamped in Wax with the Bruce Family Seal on the reverse - we are part of the Robert the Bruce Clan from Scottish 1200's heritage.
Griffin Alkyd oil paintings on canvas.
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