Sunday, July 29, 2012

Evolution of a Painting II

I set up a still life yesterday for some much needed observational practice. It was an enjoyable exercise. I initially intended to use only three pigments (not including white), but I ended up using five instead. I'm really looking to downsize my palette as much as possible. I could and should have used less pigments for this, but lost a little discipline with it. The trickiest element of the painting was the silver mug, as the light was constantly in flux. It wasn't easy to stay on top of it, which is why it is probably the weakest aspect of the painting. We live and learn...

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