Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Lemons and blue bowl
This was fun. I painted this yesterday afternoon and decided it was finished. No going back and "fixing" it. This is a comfortable size for me for a daily painting.
I am learning on these paintings that getting values right is my biggest challenge. I have a hard time getting the darkest values--I keep thinking "a lemon can't be that dark". But when I stand back from the easel I see that I haven't made enough contrast between the lights and the darks.
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8" X 10" oil on canvas panel