Thursday, September 24, 2015

Study of the Whole Sink

Now stepping back...






My family has asked if I'm moving my studio into the bathroom!


(These are three separate studies, not a progress sequence.)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Study: Sink Rust

A little closer still….




Those rust stains---those beautiful layers of yellows on the white enamel in contrast to the black holes and that scraggly drain---are what got me all started on these studies of our bathroom sink.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Study: Our Bathroom Sink





Some of my first subjects for painting were of the sinks in a house I was renting at the time. From there I went on to paint many different sinks, lots that belonged to my friends and others I found in my travels. Well, here I am again, at my bathroom sink. I'm actually surprised it's the first time I've painted it!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gray Study of Two Cups


With these I tried something different: I premixed my grays.  I made the darkest gray I could with my red, yellow and blue.  Then, using white, I mixed five incrementally lighter shades and started painting. I tried to limit myself to my six choices.  It's a good exercise in really seeing and comparing values.  Since doing these studies, I find myself staring at scenes or objects and imagining how I would paint them in grays.