Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Painting flowers, glass and cast shadows turned into quite a challenge!
All the colors and value changes within the vase and the shadow. The
cast shadow required a lot of scraping/wiping and re-evaluating and redoing.
The set-up had a deep red backdrop but I was hopeless in making the
transparency in the shadow relate to it while keeping the background pushed
back. The apple came easily without my usual tendency to massage and
describe and the area above it to the right was so much fun---massive amounts
of dark green paint brushed one stroke at a time on top of already thick light
paint. In the end, out of frustration with the background, I turned away from
the setup and tried to concentrate on what the painting needed to organize the
space. Is that cheating?