More work all over the paper today strengthening values and colours.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
There is now a little colour just about everywhere on this even though it is a little hard to see. It's amazing how many colours can be seen in this... shades of pinks, purples, smokey colours, and blues. I have to start taking one small area at a time and complete each one next.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have time to do a couple of small exercises in painting while I am planning a couple of portraits. I took some photos of crumpled tissue paper in sunlight and it will be a challenge to make it look real. I drew it out and put the first wash of mixed grey for the background shadows. I like starting with the darks because I judge the rest of the values from them.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I got this finished a week ahead of it's deadline. I'll look at it again tomorrow to make sure there are no final touches and then frame it. I completely changed the lettering on the cough candies this morning because the perspective was off. It's still not right but I'm not too concerned. I finished the water glass, and then the table was the last thing I worked on. There are quite a few layers of colour to get it dark enough. I was going to put it in a silver frame that I have on hand, but I think I'll spray paint the frame a dark brown first.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I started by working on the glass of water but that is so finicky and frustrating that I took a break and finished the pill bottle beside it. I went back to the glass for awhile and again took a break and started working on the spoon. It looks like the glass will be the last thing finished in the painting if I have to work on it a bit at a time.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This is a painting I am doing for our local art club's annual show. The theme for the show is "distorted perspectives". I came up with the idea while I was sick in bed last week. When you are really ill you don't know what day it is and barely know if it is day or night. The only time you are interested in is how long until you can take your next meds. I set up the still life in the middle of the night and this will end up much darker than it looks so far.
I drew it out and started the first couple of washes just to start blocking things in.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I haven't painted in a week due to a bad flu so this is the first day I've had enough energy to work on it again. I only did about an hour but have pretty well finished the gold mug and I have started the first light washes on the middle mug. It is charcoal grey in real life but I am going to change it to a dark grey-green for the sake of the painting. The photo has washed out most of the green colour that is there so far but it will be clearer as it is built up.