Wednesday, February 6, 2008

"Two Pitchers and a Jar"

8 x 8"  oil/canvas mounted to masonite.
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Sometimes when I get stuck in the studio and I need to paint from life, I will go to painting still-lifes. I must confess, this is not my favorite way to paint. I do love white objects though, and I am drawn to the subtle colors that are so challenging to capture in oils. An artist needs to know what to do with all those grays and painting white objects is the best way to learn this. If you are not careful, all turns to mud!
I am big on composition, and this one falls short. I really want to see the bottom of that bottle. The painting seems cut off here. I may try and do this subject again, just to get it right.

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