New Still Life, Part II

New Still Life, State 2

I had a great class last night. As often happens, last week was terrible–I painted the background on the left of the picture a color that was too close to the color used in the bottle and therefore too warm, making the background not recede enough. Then I painted it over with a cooler color, but it was a blue I can only describe as “icky.” So I had a feeling things would go better this week, and they did. I had a great time painting the bottle and while doing that, I came up with (or rather my teacher Michael helped me come up with) a better color for the background. Also while focusing on the bottle, I managed to get started on putting in the flowers and greenery surrounding the bottle. Here’s a close up of the bottle and a picture of my palette at the end of class.

New Still Life, close up of bottle
New Still Life, palette

I put the palette picture in to show something of how much fun painting is when you get going. There’s a point where one part of my mind is saying, “I have no idea how to do this,” while another part is just going ahead mixing colors and brushing them in.

By kencrocker

Fine artist; graphic artist; draughtsman; digital artist

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