Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I started by printing out a black and white version so I could interpret the image in my own color scheme and not be influenced by the colors in the photo. Then I sketched a quick composition (image 1). I felt this simplicity of the subject needed some life, so rather than a plain white cup, selected a bold, bright palette.
Using acrylics on canvas, I blocked in my scene. (image 2) and I followed that up with more detail (3rd image). I paint fast and wet, so I get lots of "happy accidents" when the wet paints touch each other. Once I am pleased with the colors I let it dry and finish with an india ink marker. I think maybe I liked this one better before I added the black detail lines. What's everyone else think?
"Frothy Mug", Acrylic on Canvas