Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I had fun with this painting. The experimental beginning included ink drawings to find the composition that was most interesting, and then working the design to establish a light dark pattern. After all of these details were worked out I then began to paint. It was a lot of fun and I felt that I acheived a better palette and a more cohesive composition.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I bought a set of these great mid century glasses in a variety of different colors. Each glass has a floral graphic design on it. The silk Iris was one that I had in my stash of still life material. These apples really are as big as they look.
I wanted to work with transparency and color. I feel that I acheived my goals in this painting. When I was done there was just a nice harmony between the colors and shapes.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
I set this still life up in my studio with controlled lighting. It is an interesting subject, the still life, and I have been studying and looking at many works of art. Grouping and balance seem to be a key ingredient of a good still life. Is it the lighting, the color, or the narrative that makes one stand out? I have looked at many where the objects themselves do not necessarily inspire me, but the way that the artist brings a bit of himself or herself to the painting.
My backyard on a very warm and sultry early morning in June.