Friday, November 19, 2010
This turned into an epic effort over 3 sessions. I wanted to try a different
composition where I didn't cluster all the objects together. I threw myself
a curve by setting beautiful red pears toward the left side of the panel
then needed something interesting to the right. Started with a white
napkin which was too weak, then a pink napkin and red cup in the right
back corner. I felt I'd painted everything well enough but the composition
just didn't work so, being the ruthless person I am, wiped off the right side
again and tried out different things. I'm withholding judgment on its overall
success, but feel good about sacrificing things painted pretty well to push
for a better painting.
My art store had its annal sale and I treated myself to a tube of cerulean . . .
had forgotten what lovely grays are made when it's mixed with burnt sienna
or burnt umber.
Posted by Lorraine Shirkus at 10:18 AM