Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
Yesterday I painted a traditional still life so today I did a very non-traditional one.
What makes it non-traditional?
Several things, but the main one is the objects holding the flowers.
I love these modern, funky vases. They are all different colored ceramic. A dark one, a light/medium one and a light one. It was difficult to do the values on them as they have different angles to the light.
I placed them in a non-traditional set-up by placing them in a row. In a typical, traditional still life, at least one would have overlapped.
The flowers are handled with simple, side shapes.
I repeated the triangle shapes from the vases with elongated light and shadow patterns at the front and they can be found in the negative areas of the background.
Tomorrow I am planning a contemporary/abstract still life.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.