It was this last January 1st.....
.....and I wanted to begin the new year in the right spirit. Remembering that this still life was still set up downtown at the Winslow Art Center, away I went with a blank canvas and spent an enjoyable afternoon. I Facebooked a process shot of it but never followed it up on the blog....so here you go.
Still life is handy for studying color, what to emphasize, what to lose, and where color vibrations can be enhanced. It doesn't move, make comments about my technique (or lack of it), complain about holding a pose, or attract gnats that fly in my mouth. All pluses.
There are parts of this I'm enamored with and parts I'd like to change but know I'll never get around to it and will likely use the canvas for something else. While it is still around I thought I'd share the result and a few process shots taken with my phone. It was a dark still life and I was standing in a 'light hole' in the room. As a result I began plans for redoing the studio lights which are much better now. The process shots:
|Beginning block in.|
|Fully blocked in|
|Where I ended. It photographed fairly dark.|
OK. It is time to get back up to the studio and finish up the paintings I've gotten started before I lose interest or, more accurately, something else grabs my attention and months go by before I get back to them.
Hope you are having a great day.
I'll be back. Thanks for looking.