Friday, January 31, 2014
A little still life
I decided to tackle a little still life (8x10) this week, just to get away from those abstracts that are sort of driving me nuts right now.
The first picture is after one day. It looks lots better here than in person, for some reason: the glass objects in the actual painting just do NOT have the shine I see here. What's that about? Just because I shrunk it down?
Then I did the strange thing with a pinky-brown wash plus coarse salt, and just HATED that result. again, it doesn't look as bad here as it did in person, and you are just going to have to trust me on that. Also, the design on the enamel plate was pointing out of the picture which also annoyed me.
So today I did a makeover. I THINK it looks better. Probably overworked, as is usual with me (Laura, I still hope someday to paint this the way I think you would . . . let me know if you want the source photo so I can see how it SHOULD be painted!)
(BTW: I'm referring to Laura's Watercolors - I follow her blog and she just finished 30 paintings in 30 days. You should go see them here and tell her how GREAT they all are - and why!)