Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Crop Study

I have painted nothing but stinkers the last couple of weeks so I haven't posted much.  I needed to loosen up a bit. Yesterday's art class  with Randy Blasquez was just what I needed. We worked on cropping interesting shapes with light and darks. The still life setups were Christmas themes. It was so much fun.
"Lean Closer" Study on linen sheet.
Now, I cannot take credit for painting all of this. I had a difficult time with how much detail to paint  the ornament and I kept changing the values.  After struggling an hour, I asked for help.  Randy Blasquez showed me the way. I needed to put the background color darker and warmer to make it work.
Again, fun painting.

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