Bell Pepper Oil Painting Series from College

Bell Pepper Oil Painting by Megan Coyle

Before I started focusing extensively on making collage art, I was a painter. I studied painting back in college, and during my freshman year, I had an assignment to create a still life series that used a different technique for each painting. I decided to make a series of bell peppers, and my first painting (pictured above), was meant to mimic the style of Vincent van Gogh.

Bell Pepper Oil Painting by Megan Coyle

My next painting focused on only using the complimentary colors orange and blue.

Bell Pepper Oil Painting by Megan Coyle

The next piece in the series used arbitrary color. Blue is actually one of my favorite colors, so it was only fitting that I used blue for this particular piece.

Bell Pepper Oil Painting by Megan Coyle

And lastly, I made a painting using more natural colors. I decided to make the piece look flatter so I could simplify the overall composition even more.

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