Saturday, January 19, 2013
8x6in oil on canvas board $125. SOLD
Day 18 in the 30 in 30 Days Challenge
My personal goal for this challenge - to paint only
what I have never painted or thought of painting before.
The gallery adjoining mine always keeps a bowl of
striped mint candies for their customers.
I went trolling for something to paint after class ended
and they caught my eye.
These candies have a cellophane wrapping and it was
interesting trying to capture the transparency with all
the shiny highlights.
On my first attempt I painted what I saw and
it turned into a real mess...shiny wrapping, white candy, red stripes
and highlights. Way too much all together.
I scraped everything off, and this time I painted the candy
without the wrapping and then I came back in with suggesting
the shape of the wrapping in the similar manner to when
I paint a wineglass or a glass vase. Just the parts that gleam.
I think they make a very interesting abstract.
In fact my hubby had no idea what this painting was about...
and he enjoys one of these mints every time he visits the gallery,
Labels: blog, daily painter.fracturing technique, julie ford oliver, mint candy, oil on canvas, still life. impressionism
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.