6X6 This color combination really works for me. I incorporated value range not only from light to dark, but also, in color temperature. I am happy with this little painting. Half the battle is setting up the still life...it takes me almost more time to set something up as it does to paint. It is difficult to train myself to take it slow and do the preliminary drawing before I begin. At some point maybe I won't need to include this step.
This is one of the last chrysanthemum from my garden...I must say this was a very difficult flower to paint. I scraped and repainted over 6 times. But, like one of my favorite painters (Jo) I kept at it and looked for those neutrals to help define the form. I am vindicated!
6X6 In this painting I focused on simplicity. Making each stroke count and intensifying the color was part of the strategy. I am back to doing a preliminary drawing and finding the value patterns. Quite satisfied! $80.00 for sale on my Etsy site.
This is my new Still life Stage that I purchased recently. I can not say enough praiseworthy about it. It is well constructed and fairly lightweight. It was designed by David and Carol Marine. It can be purchased here. It is being made and marketed by Connie Nobbe and expert craftsman Mr. Nobbe.
6X6 I was interested in capturing the beautiful luminous light that filtered through these red grapes. I have been nursing a dog back to health and this is the first day in many that I have painted. Needless to say things did not run smoothly!