Friday, October 8, 2010

Ghost Apples

I popped into the studio briefly yesterday (had to paint!) and picked up 
a panel I'd begun before my hiatus, was unhappy with and scraped off 
except for a ghost image. Luckily, I still had the same apples for models 
but they'd developed a ghostly pallor in my absence. I haven't really done 
them justice---they look more like alabaster than this. I hope to try again on 
Sunday and push the value-dominance thing to be mostly light. 


Virginia Floyd said...

I'm glad to see you painting again. This is so nice! I love the deep shadows and the little touches of red showing through. Plus, those lush strokes! I am just blending everything to death!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Thank you Virginia, for checking in! I don't know what it is about our brains that makes us do the opposite of what we intend. For me, it's kind of a "re-brain-washing:" intend to do less, criticize less, polish less.
??? I don't really know.

Linda Popple said...

The subtle blues, greens, pinks and orages in the apples are lovely. And the shadows are full of color that is so nice to see. As always, I love your brush strokes. I hope one day to be able to put down a stroke and leave it. Your strokes are full of energy and confidence.