Thursday, December 18, 2008
Half way through the painting, the tall butternut squash fell over, onto the floor. Trying to place it back in the right spot was a bit frustrating. But, after about ten minuets I figured I had fussed over it long enough and called it good. It teetered a few times after that, and I ended up wedging paper under one side for stabilization. The strange thing is that it stood up all night and then right in the middle of its portrait it decides to take a bow.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
There was a bit more to the cup, but I really tried to squint down and just capture the basics. Sometimes it is so tempting to want to get all the information we see with our eyes onto the canvas. Which is fine if that's what your after. But, I tend to like the 'less is more' route.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
This has a certain 'study' feel to it. I was a bit tired when I painted this, and figured I would just block it in and then wipe it down. But, I ended up liking the result and figured it should be posted. Seven key limes for a buck. Oh wait, before I go, Doug asked me about my palette...
cad lemon yellow
cad yellow deep
trans iron oxide
and sometimes a black
Maybe it's a lot of colors. I don't know, its just what I am used to I guess. :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
My camouflage peppers had turned completely yellow this morning, I had to paint them again.
I had a hard time getting a good photo of this one. I think the yellow in person is a bit more saturated then I am getting with the camera. I guess I need to figure out photoshop.