Friday, April 29, 2011

Painting Class - April 27, 2011

I missed a few painting sessions because I was travelling (sketches to come) so this was my first class back since the April 13th class. This still life was a bit more complicated than the last one - with more colors, textures and complexity of shapes. Still working on the same issues though. I made the mistake of getting into the details before I got the overall values correct. One way to avoid that is to step back from the painting frequently. If it's "holding together" from a distance, move forward and find where it begins to "fall apart" and correct it until it comes together no matter how close or far away you are.


Ana said...

Step back... yes. My ex used to squint his eyes frequently. He didn't work from a model.
It's great and you are brave doing these lessons.
I envy you!
But I can publish you.... yay!

Ana said...

In my twenties I took coarse classes and even copied the human body - i don't know the right English expression for that -.
Don't tell anybody.