Sunday, August 2, 2015

Challenge 55 - Bowl with Cherries

 A serious effort was happily invested by each artist who participated into creating a painting for our previous challenge. And I would like to sincerely Thank You for that in the name of all PADT artists and art admirers who frequently visit and enjoy our blog.
 I was deeply touched by your emails communicating admirable enthusiasm and determination to complete the paintings in spite of everyday challenges life brings to us. It uniquely communicates how important it is to nurture our inner happiness, spiritual health, and need and & desire to practice, learn, and create.

About the composition

This setup represents a classical still life with the main light source positioned at the top left corner, and shadows heading into diagonally opposite direction. I took this photograph in the room with big windows and a lot of natural light coming in. This resulted in a significant amount of this window light being reflected from the surrounding walls back into the composition, and causing pronounced and distinguished reflected light in the shadow areas.

Instead of dark flat background, which is what we usually get in the photographs I added digitally some interest, so that the whole composition looks a little more closer to ready to paint as is. Of course you are free to use any amount of artistic license your like and create your own unique interpretation.

You will notice that there are no hard edges in the composition. All is soft, gracefully blending from one color into another, creating almost magical appearance and intriguing reality.

Please send your paintings by September 13, 2015. The next challenge will be posted on September 14, 2015.


renate said...

Hi Lela:) Is it true that this challenge runs from 13 september to 14 september?
This challenge is also very nice and real challenge. The jar came familiar to me. Is it the same as in 2012? Greetings.

Lela Stankovic said...

Hi Renate, Of course not :) I corrected the dates Aug 02-Sep 13, 2015. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. Yes the pot is from my hand made still life collection and I use it whenever I feel the composition will benefit from it.
Warm regards & greetings.