Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Setup and the Start: Still LIfe

This is on a little table next to my easel, it's lit from behind, and I'm looking down at it. Next step, block-in large shapes and local (actual) color. This painting seems to be all about the color; the shiny red jar and fluffy (fake) wild roses on the flat bright turquoise. I am trying to keep it flat, and emphasize the bold black outlines in order to mimic qualities of a woodcut or a poster. It's not supposed to look real, is the point.

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