Sunday, January 13, 2013
6x6in oil on canvas board $100.
Day 12 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.
It was the bright green tag which caught my eye on this
fire extinguisher. I walked by it every day in the classroom
where the workshop took place, each time thinking the
green tag really makes the red pop.
I painted it during a couple of the model's break times.
This Fire Extinguisher was up against an off white wall with nothing
around it, and not wanting a cookie cutter effect caused by too
much contrast, I first darkened the value of the wall (compare to
white border around the image) and then made a shape of darker
values for the eye to move in and out of by using
a method of paint application we were using in the class.
I was quite pleased with the result.
Labels: 30 in 30 days challenge, fire extinguisher, julie ford oliver daily painter. blog, oil on canvas panel
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.