Life drawing 9/22

Drawing, Figure

I really liked the class at ASK. Good relaxed crew of very talented artists.


Little teapot with fruit

becoming, Oil, Painting, produce, Still Life

I’ve been working on some still life’s to simplify the image so I can practice paint handling with my new paints. 

This painting was difficult for me. I like this teapot, but teapots are always hard for me. I have given up on them more than once before. I was also trying a different white and everything kept turning to mud. I don’t usually have that problem but have just switched paints so I must be adjusting.

There are things I like about this and things I don’t. I like how the catfish on the teapot came out. I like the different whites in the teapot and I almost like the lemon a bit. I’m not crazy about the composition. I should have placed the pear differently. Also because it was so hard for me to get the teapot right, I wound up painting tighter than I’d like. I want the image to be right so I can be looser with the paint. This is definitely not a painting that painted itself…

Maybe after it dries a bit, I’ll go in and restate a few of the shadows and highlights, but I might be done with this. Or maybe it’s done with me…