Farmers market #20
6x6in oil on canvas panel $100.
Lots of color at the market.
Yesterday, I mentioned how I used a piece of glass to help fit
my still life on to a small sized canvas.
Today I will show how I use the glass every day.
After blocking in the painting with base shapes I decided I
needed to place another figure, but where and what size etc?
Out comes the glass. I have tried clear plastic and other ways but
the ease and CLARITY of glass beats them all.
Figure standing straight
was tried first.
Painted on the glass.
It is just as clear as
painting right on
The back of someone was
tried next. I changed a bit
of the values around the
I left in my
so you could
get the idea
of how well
it works when
just to the side
so you can
see it clearly.
IF I had wanted
to see if a red
top would be
better than the blue
- this would
be the easy way
When teaching and doing the rounds helping the artists,
I do all the suggested corrections on glass. This way
they see how I would do it, but end up doing their own
work and learn better that way..
I encourage all the artists to try solutions on the glass first.
It prevents many an overworked area.
Below are the different sizes we use in the guild studio.
Works with acrylic and oil, but sorry - not watercolor.
I use colored paper shapes for that one.