I'm so happy I did this little still life of peppers...actually black and green peppers...no creative license on the black peppers!
I primed the board with a vermillion and let it dry. In this case, I chose priming the board ...this works in situations where you know your subject matter will relate to the..??? in this case my complimentary, green peppers and contrasting indigo/black pepper. The complimentary color of the green against the vermillion background is contrast which adds interest.
The light or white filled foreground creates a sharp contrast as well in front of the black pepper. I like the little glowing shadow areas in between the peppers. I'm going to be trying more of this.