Thursday, April 22, 2010
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.