The weather here has been in the 100 plus range and I really didn't feel like trying to go outside to paint, but didn't want to paint from a photo either, so I was struggling to decide what I might enjoy painting. While shopping one afternoon, I found myself in the vegetable section and I remembered a great painting session that Susan Carlin did one night while I watched her streaming on-line painting program. So I decided to give it a go. I purchased the veggies, snagged a beer from the fridge and set out to paint.
I'm still working on the box set up. This time I had too much light coming in from the front and I'm going to have to figure out how to make the light source more dramatic and clear to the viewer. But for what it was I enjoyed myself. I'm using a board which I gessoed with grey gesso and a bit of acrylic blue added. I think it makes the texture interesting allows enough drag on the brush but also shows the brushwork a bit which I like.
(My husband thinks I should have had a bit of beer to drink then let the foam roll out over the top... - Not sure if he just thought the beer would help the painting aesthetically or perhaps loosen me up to paint better. LOL.. )
I let the painting dry, then the next day looked at it with friends and decided that my shadows were not clear enough. The shadows seemed to indicate light coming from different directions and there wasn't enough dark caste shadow to anchor the veggies down. They were floating a bit. I think I've corrected that now. So here it is...
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