Four versions of a teal cup and silver spoon:
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
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
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
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
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.