Thursday, September 16, 2010
This is my pear from yesterday's painting class. I took my value study (see September 2nd post), and she had me apply color. The right side of my pear looked flat--I was using burnt umber, yellow ochre and burnt sienna to try to make it dark. My instructor told me to add green, and that was it. The shadow took on dimension.
This is a very classical style of painting, not how I hope ultimately to paint. But I hope to continue to learn lots, and I LOVE the class. There are five ladies of approximately my age (plenty-nine I always say). And they are fun and kind and very nice. Just what I had hoped for.