Demo for the Guild
14x11in oil on linen not for sale
This is the demo I did for the afternoon session yesterday.
It is not a finished painting and there are still a few things
I want to take care of.
Below is the underpainting. The rose colors and greens are done using
I notice the dark green at the top of
vase is too strong and is basically right
in the middle of the canvas.
I lifted off the green paint on the vase and repainted it a
solid white...well, slightly different shades of white!
The single rose was too full-on and
competed for focal point. I slightly turned it sideways and added leaves.
I changed the color of the band on the bowl and placed a couple of
petals in water.
I allowed the shadows on the right side to balance the weight
of the cluster of objects on the left.
The general opinion of the group was an appreciation
for seeing the changes take place and the reasons why.
Painting is always an adventure and an understanding audience
makes demos much easier.