I was originally setting up a study in blue and then got distracted. After painting this I realized that I could use some better cropping in my composition. I think I tried to unconsciously fit everything in. One little persimmon got left out from the gang. I liked how he is looking in trying to see if there is enough room for him to squeeze in. Thanks for looking.
These two individuals seem to be caught in the headlights while embracing. I tried to concentrate on hitting color next to color and tried to stay away from drawing form. This is very hard since I have spent a good part of my life drawing. Thank you for looking.
This was a quick study in green and blue. I usually use only a basic red, white, blue and white paint when I paint. I can usually get a wide variety with these. Unfortunately, the green made from this is fairly muted in strength. I had to use some phthalocyanine blue in order to made more vivid greens. If anybody paints they know how beautiful and dangerous this color can be. Thank for stopping by.
Before the kids went to sleep last night I grabbed a few of their toys. I am new to still life painting and I love the fact that it is always new and exciting. I love drawing and painting figures, but with those it's more concentrating on the slight nuances or changes that occur within the skin. With still life it is the way different forms react with one another. Very challenging. Thank for stopping by.
When I picked these objects I wasn't necessarily looking for complimentary colors. I just liked the way the deep red looked on the onion and the light shown through the glass. They remind me of two strangers in an elevator. Very little communication going on they are both standing proud. I think next time I will try and make one star shine a little brighter. Thank you for looking.
I usually stay away from more than 2 object when I am painting small paintings. I've seen other artist make some beautiful small painting with enough objects to assist the composition. Thanks for stopping by
This painting was very difficult to take a picture of. I think it had to do with the higher contrast in the highlight area. This is my sumi ink pot that I use for brush work. The opening is too small, so I have to pour it into another container when I want to use it. Thank you.
I used a similar simple composition that I had before. I tried to get the look of fresh morning light, which is a little harder then you think being that it was 11 p.m. On my previous attempt I left too much negative space in the background. After looking at the painting I like the background better, but there is confusion on the star of the show. Too many equals. Have a great day.