6'"x 8" oil on canvas panel $150. SOLD
This was a fun guild project.
The pincushion lesson wrapped up
a busy month of reviewing
Shapes, Values and the Principles of Light.
We started with SEEING the simple
base shapes in everything
For a mushroom it would be
the shape of
half a ball, ellipse, and cylinder stem.
Everything painted from life.
Drawing first on gray paper
with white and black charcoal pencils.
Finding how the light gives it the
volume and values.
Next we did the white tulip.
A rectangle or cylinder -
The emphasis was also on
the principle of how...
White in the Shadow
moves into a middle value
Black in the Light
moves to a middle value.
This was a black container
set on middle value gray paper.
The light hitting the top
was a similar value to the
middle gray behind it.
(I deliberately made the area between
the bottom handle lighter to show
how light white would go.)
I find this is the hardest principle for
most artists I teach to grasp.
It is very hard for ME
to get it exactly correct.
I have to " intellectually" do it because
I am looking...
my mind says
black is black!
White is white
LOL. they sure ain't!
Like an apple is not always RED!
Anyway, after having 3 weeks of that
it was fun to going into bright color.
Same simple shapes...ball
(a bit squished) and cylinder.
plus single light source.
Everyone did a great job and I have
several of these demos to enjoy finishing.
Enjoy a peaceful time in your studio...
or happy place!