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Friday, December 08, 2006

Bananas in Repose - painting a day

"Bananas in Repose" oil on canvas panel SOLD

I took a walk through the produce section looking for new fruit to paint, and the bananas looked like they might offer an interesting challenge. They seem like the symbol of yellowness. Of course, it turns out that our memory of objects affects how we see them. Researchers presented people with black and white images of bananas and asked them to adjust the color to make the image completely colorless. Turns out most people made the images slightly blue to compensate for the yellow nature of bananas. You can read a summary of the research and see the images of bananas they used here.


At 8:42 PM, Blogger m collier said...

There is boldness about your paintings that I find very appealing. They have a feeling of being very solid.


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