Thursday, July 29, 2010

Red gala apple



After I practiced the apple studies, I painted an apple without a time limit.

I've learned several things since I've been painting and posting small paintings.  One is that I can't paint such small studies with a big brush.  All my painting instructors have insisted we use a large brush, and that's ok on a larger canvas. But it doesn't work for me on a small painting.

Another thing is that  even though I have spotlights and a room with lots of natural light, my colors look different when I take them outside to photograph them.  I'd love to paint outdoors, but it's too hot and humid in San Antonio in July to enjoy being outdoors.  Give me my air conditioning!

7 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful apple, Virginia! I do the same exersize still...Carol Marine's workshop was wonderful!?

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  2. It was wonderful. Carol changed the way I thought about painting. Her personality is so fun and infectious that every day of the workshop was a delight. I'm planning to go to another one in the future.

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  3. Sometimes I give myself a general time limit to keep myself from being too fussy with painting. Otherwise, I take the time to do what I need to do. Great apple.

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  4. I think fussy must be my middle name. I keep adding and adding strokes until I have mud on the painting. This one I managed to stop in time. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Way to go Virginia :) Very nice, and I love the explanation of the timed painting studies. I love the wonderful green background color, too.

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  6. Thank you, Gina. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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