Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Module 14

Roses in a copper vase. Not my favorite.

Module 13

A low-key still life. It's supposed to be kind of dark and brooding. The abstract ceramic head in the box was made by local artist Nina Cork, it was a real challenge to paint because of the colors involved.

Module 12

This was supposed to be a high-key painting, where all the values are on the lighter half of the scale. It is light, but just not a big success. That's a red and yellow onion with garlic.

Module 10

Drapery study in oil. This is tedious, but fun. It's easy to get lost in the folds. I need to do a lot more of this if I'm going to do draped figure work.

Module 9

A bird's eye view still life. I tried to get artsy with this one. The translucent plastic glasses kicked my butt.

Module 7

For module 7 we had to use a reflective item, I got the bright idea to go with a chrome jigger, it was all downhill from there. I just couldn't get into the feel of this one. I like the idea of it, and may do something like it again later, but this one was just not how I wanted it to be.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Homework #2

Ok, same as before, we started with sketches and worked our way to a finished painting. This one cost me a few brain cells. I could not match the color of the red satin cloth. Most of this was painted and repainted at least twice.