Thursday, April 22, 2010

Class studies

These are quick studies. Each done in 2 days about 2 hours each. The still life was set up with about 7 items and we were to pick two and draw it and paint it. They were done using a limited palette, meaning only using white, a mixed black (going warmer or cooler depending) and two other colors. 2 of the pieces have a toned canvas of burnt sienna.That means that color was painted over the entire canvas before starting the actual painting. You let parts of that color peek out and it brings a unity to the entire picture. Plus for some reason it is easier to start a painting from a toned canvas rather than its regular white. My favorite is the light bulb on the box (that has a different name)??? Thing thingy madoozle goes around when it's warm. Ya know? The clock and silver wine glass are pretty weak. The clock looks like a piece of toast and has no depth. I was a bit off that day. :) The cup and the tea pot are ok, but my color values aren't as strong as I would've liked, it's all pretty mid-tone. I of course could fix them, but these are just little studies and I have more important paintings to be working on. My current piece is a woodpecker tattooing a tree. Fun, huh? Hope I can pull it off.


Gray said...

Man, I love your work. I really do! Thank you for sharing it.

PS: Yes you are a bad girl! *laughs*

CarynSKA said...

The clock does kinda look like toast... And now I want toast shaped like a clock... Thanks :op

13messages said...

Your talent moves me so. Thanks for letting us see it.

L0nestar5 said...

It's called a radiometer.

Cool stuff.
The one with the clock makes me think of Salvador Dali.

Luv said...

Love the quick study. Wouldn't mind some of these around my place.


Bob said...

In regards to your quick studies here . . . they're like rock and roll, don't you know? So....

"I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but i like it

I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do

Oh, well, I like it, I like it. I like it..."

La Roo said...

Gray-Thanks, you're very sweet.

Carynska- Did you have tosat with butter sugar and cinnamon...yum

13- Really? These are just little studies I did in class.
Thanks for your kindenss.

LOnestar5- Thank you for the info. I was to lazy to look it up. :) Yay! it's a radiometer. Thay are just cool looking. Dali, hiuh? I need to make it drip a little more.

Luv- aawwww thanks.

Bob- I don't know why but now I want to paint a rock and a roll. Thanks dude.

La Roo said...

Good gawd .....Excuse my bad spelling today. I just looked over what I wrote and was thinking, "what the hell, where did I learn to spell"?

Bob said...

I learnt toe spell in a pubic school. I deed learn dat and uther tings. I did.

C said...

i love the lightbulb on the box... forgive me laroo bwahahaha i thought it was a fucking bottle of old timey expensive perfume!!!!!!!!

please dont hate me! i see the lightbulb now! DUH.

great work! glad you are feeling better...

hugs and dont hate me just cuz i'm stupid.... lol


C said...

lmao @ bob's last entry! hahaha bob..


eva said...

My favourite is also the light bulb, it's a really good painting!
It's amazing that you've done it in such a short time! I also think that it gives the paintings life, setting a time limit on paintings can be good sometimes. I have a tendency to overwork things to the point where there's no life left in the painting, everything goes stiff. But with a time limit, there's more of a flow.
I personally nearly always stain my canvas or do an under painting before I start painting. I like to do under paint in a fresh green, even though I know most people use sienna or raw sienna or reds.

You've inspired me to do some still life studies now!

Sulpicia said...

I love the bulb.