Thursday, August 5, 2010
I had a great time off. Everyone needs it once in a while. I am so grateful to all of you for being there and continuing to help each other at PADT. Thank you for all great paintings and wonderful comments. Looking at how well you handled the last painting challenge I almost started to believe that “Baby Duck” was too simple subject to paint. However, I promised a simpler still life and here it is.
About the photo reference
Fresh figs ... simple subject isn’t it. I am sure artists and their creativity can make it quite complex. Here I wanted to “catch” first morning light and see what kind of difference it makes. Clearly it is a very cool light with easily distinguishable blue undertone. Warm wooden base and warm shadows provide a visual interest and needed contrast so that all blends into a unique “visual harmony”.
Please send photo of your painting the latest by August 28. The next painting reference will be posted on Sunday August 29.
Posted by Lela Stankovic at 8:23 PM