This blog serves as a space where I can share the process of my painting journey.........
Monday, August 31, 2015
Silver and Gold
What drew me to want to paint this particular still life was the lemongrass body crème and the silver and gold nail polish. I then added the loose powder which became the focus of the painting. In this painting I wanted to use shades of gray and achieve as subtle color as I possibly could; thereby still having plenty of color and light. I worked this painting perhaps more than I desired, but I think it still has a fresh quality to it.
I realize that the initial layout of a painting is crucial and an area where I need tons of work. I don't know why it is such a challenge for me. I need to get away of thinking object and concentrate more on shapes in the beginning. Anybody have any helpful suggestions?