Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Still life- Brass & Oranges
Hello there, I have a new dvd called "Mastering the Dramatic Still Life" by C.W. Mundy. I asked my daughter for it for Christmas and she ordered it for me. I have only viewed it once but plan to watch it again and again. He talks about the 7 foundational truths to a successful still life. I tried to think about the things he said while painting this. I do think still lifes can be boring if everything is right in the middle of the canvas and it looks very staged. I have painted a lot of those myself, lol. Sometimes I feel I painted them well but I think composition is the most important thing. If the composition is bad it doesn't matter how well you paint it, it isn't going to be a good painting. I am pretty happy with this but next time I want to get more paint on the canvas. This is oil on a 8 X 10 stretched canvas. I am still trying to find myself as an artist but I am getting a better idea of where I want to be eventually. I love it though and I won't give up. Have a great day!