Monday, February 11, 2008
Here is a little still life that I just started working on when I had to stop and take care of my grandchildren. When I got back to it, it was too dark to paint in the studio. The next day, the paint had dried. I prefer painting wet-in-wet where I can manipulate the paint and carefully work out my forms, modeling and editing as needed. So, I had to re-work the entire surface. I need to finish this painting soon (the berries are getting a little spoiled). The actual vase has a blue print, but I refrain from putting it in until I am satisfied with the form and light. When the paint is dry, I will carefully apply the blue. In this way, I can keep the print very clean and crisp..