I started this painting a couple of days ago and I am liking my results so far although I still have a lot of work to do on the bowl. I am really enjoying painting these jars and plan on doing a couple more in acrylic. I still haven't come up with a title yet for this painting but I am leaning towards "Waiting to be Pickled"
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This painting is just about finished except for some more blending on the background. I am very happy with my progress using acrylics. I think I am actually liking them now and will probably continue using them in the future.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I have been trudging away on this painting and I think I am almost finished, just have to work a little more on the cloth. This has been a real challenge for me and I am glad I tackled it. The lids on the bottles are really killing me though and I am still not happy with them. I thought the clear glass would give me the most trouble, but this was relatively easy for me. Although it looks like the table is slanting, it is only my terrible photography. IRL it is perfectly straight.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I thought i would post this painting after doing the first layer of color. It is starting to take shape although I now see some errors in my drawing that I have to fix. I decided to paint in acrylics this time so corrections are done very easily since it dries so fast.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I started another painting today from a set-up of some mason jars I had in the house. I liked the colors and thought it would make an interesting arrangement. This is the first layer of values much like a map of where i want the painting to go. This layer is done in acrylic but I am not sure whether I will continue in acrylic or switch to oils. More to come.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I worked a little today on this painting and I am finally making some progress. This layer really added something that was lacking previously. I darkened up the background with a beautiful rich dark brown color and I really like how it glows now. I will probably do another layer or so on the apples and touch up the highlights and then I think it will be complete.