|Sweet and Sour, 12" x 12", Oil on canvas|
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sweet and Sour
Still lifes present unique challenges. The initial challenge being what do you put into the still life? I am forever pondering this and often the things I put in are a combination of things I find interesting aesthetically and things that need to be there for the composition to work. This particular still life includes two pitchers that I found at the Good will and I liked their profiles. Marbles are just fun to paint. Jelly beans and the lemon? Color, baby! I am still learning the intricacies of painting white. Not as straight forward as you may think, as white objects, especially shiny ones, reflect the color that surrounds them. Lots of looking!