Waiting to be Sliced.
6x8in oil on canvas panel SOLD
This is a re-post. I have always liked this painting.
I see things I would do differently now, but have no urge
to try and make it "perfect"...there is no explaining why some
paintings are like that and others drive me crazy.
I have painted this cheerful, red colander before and it doesn't get any easier.
Especially with the fracturing technique. I am still figuring it out. Some things
are easier than others.
My colander was not a full circle because of my viewpoint which was not
This is how I do a slight ellipse.
First I draw a square in the size I need.
Corner to corner to find the center
then half it both ways.
Make your circle as shown
the size of the base.
As I was looking into mine I could see
the full bottom with more of the sides
showing on the far side.
First I drew the horizontal line below,
but parallel to the first one (see in red)
add to existing center vertical - as
a reminder - and do a smaller, full circle
for the bottom of the bowl.
In my case I did this first before I placed the lemons back into the colander.
It helps me understand the depth of what I am working with.
It is is not perfect, but it beats the heck out of making a box
in perspective to make the correct ellipse.