Here is another paint study I made for Elizabeth Robbin's Art course online. Our lesson was to paint with a cool light and going over the steps to paint form. It was an excellent refresher lesson. I have been in a painting slump this summer and hopefully taking lessons will break the slump. Thanks for viewing my little green apple study.
I am starting an Elizabeth Robbin's online painting class. This is my first attempt using one of her online video instructions. I am so excited that she is offering an online course. I admire her flower paintings so much. Wish me luck and I will post one a month.
I painted this cross over composition in my studio. I like how the composition has the objects cross over each over. It reminds me of how we use to choose who is up to bat first by placing your hands on the bat 's neck and the last one to get their hand over the other person's hand wins. Is it the onion or the scallion? I will let you decide.
There is no real reason for these objects other than I felt like painting them. I arranged them in a circular composition making the vertical lines in the painting a nice contrast and balance to all the curved lines. It turned out to be a very complimentary gathering.
My goal was to paint something only using two items with multiple color changes. I chose a Macintosh Apple and a silver canning funnel. Those choices made thing a little more difficult but the spiral peel is what caught my interest. I took a photo of the still life to paint from because the peel kept moving.
I love painting multiple colors next to each other but when you use complimentary colors you need to keep your brush clean. Complimentary colors can darken one and another which is ok if done right but if that is not the intent it can look dirty.
It has been awhile since my last post. I have been busy making baby shower center pieces and trying to get my plants in. I posted a photo below of the shower center pieces.
As for the painting it was quite a challenge with all the color changes in the pinwheel. I had to use lots of patience and cleaning the brush every time the color changed. This painting wore me out or I am just a little rusty. Hope to paint more now that things have settled down but when the baby comes in June I will be a Grandma-ma for the first time!! Yeah!!