Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Lemons and pitcher
Arrrgh! I haven't painted in several weeks, and I can tell! I made mud in a couple of spots in this one.
I am beginning to learn something about values. I have a tendency never to make my darks dark enough. Then I have to go back and adjust. I did that on the grapes here. Since they are pale green grapes, not the dark purple ones I painted last time, I laid down what I thought was a dark color. But then when I started painting in the lighter body colors, they were too close in value to each other. Lesson learned.
I just dabbed on some highlights and quit. I have to go out of town today, so I'm posting this. I hope to get back to a regular schedule of painting now that most of the festivities are over.
Thanks to everyone who has visited me and commented over the Christmas holidays. It is so great to see the generous comments from some really terrific painters out there. Thanks again! You guys rock!