I no longer post to my blog, but it contains several years worth of short articles I've written regarding various painting tips, thoughts, and inspiration for pastelists and oil painters. I began the blog in 2011 simply as a resource for students I taught at my studio at the time. I stopped posting in 2018, but even though I've grown in my artistic journey since then, much of what I've shared here is still relevant, and therefore I've kept it visible for anyone who cares to skim though it.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
One more week of still life.
Red Watering Can and Flowers, 9 x 12
We did one more week of still life in my classes this week. This time I wanted to bring in some plant life to the set up, since we tend to work from landscape photos a lot in my classes, and I wanted to get some form of greenery directly in front of us. Above is my demo from my Thursday (today's) class. The goal with this piece was to begin the greenery and yellow flowers by massing in large areas of similar values. I purposely chose small flowers with small leaves for the set up to challenge the class to do these large value masses rather than rendering every small area seperately. Next week we'll be back to landscapes.