The photo of the still life subject on our kitchen table
My sketch on masonite with tinted gesso
WORK IN PROGRESS - 1/2/10 Afternoon. I have some darks and lights blocked in and I'm beginning to put in color to remind me where things are supposed to be. The bottom left hasn't been painted - yet. Thats the gesso.
The @#$%^ camera refused to focus for me. I suppose that Mars should be in alignment with some star.
my studio blog for a couple of photos.
WORK IN PROGRESS - 1/3/10 Afternoon. Almost done? I need to (want to?) "tweak" this a bit. I think that: a) the bowl needs shading on the left side b) the copper pot needs more "copper" c) the bowl lip (shape) looks goofy and d) the top-most red apple (nearest the pot) has a goofy shape as well. I'm going to leave it alone the rest of today
WORK IN PROGRESS - 1/4/10 Morning. I (think) that I made the copper pot more "coppery", smoothed out the edge of the upper red apple. made the lip of the bowl less "goofy" and touched up here & there. I want to shade the white bowl with a glaze, but I need to let the paint dry another day or two. I tried a glaze this morning & it just "shmeared" everything. I'm going to call this one "done" after I put some glazing here & there. Time to start on something else.
WORK IN PROGRESS - 1/6/10 Mid-day..I tried to make the copper pot reflections "stonger" or more pronounced. (Thanks Carolina!) The highlights are not as bright in this photo as I think that they are in the painting. I also put a light gray glaze on the left side of the bowl and touched up the highlights on the fruit. I am working on two other paintings, by the way. I did "move on", sort of. :-)
A Bowl of Fruit with Copper Pot - a still life "work in progress". The support is 1/8 inch Masonite with tinted gesso. I'm not sure what the tint color is, I put some left over acrylic paints into the gesso and stirred it up. Sort of a dirty, dusty rose?
I'm going to try to remember to take photos as I progress with the painting. I don't do many still life paintings but decided that what I have been doing was getting boring. So, a new year and a new painting outlook.
I seem to have a problem with the blog posting editor - I arrange the photos and text in the "compose" mode but the published post looks different. Go figure.