Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"An Apple A Day", oil painting from life

"An Apple A Day", oil painting from life, 6 x 6"
This is my second painting from the workshop. We watched a demo each morning, then Carol gave us an exercise, and then we all painted our still lives after lunch, while Carol ran around giving help to us ALL! I think I was beginning to get the idea of how to handle the edges -it was fun being so loose.
Lesson #2: Paint can't do everything! There are just some lighting effects that paint cannot express, and some colours we cannot mix as cleanly as we would like to. As artists we need to learn what those limits are, and then ask ourselves "What can I push to fill the gaps?"

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