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!