Friday, March 14, 2014
On this piece I'm really excited about the color scheme, especially the red against the turquoise blue-green. I sought to recreate feeling of anticipation before opening a present, especially a gift so pretty! Lately while painting I've been thinking about a phrase my old watercolor teacher would always say, "make colors tasty," it's such good advice.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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I painted this still life under natural lighting in order to get a morning feel for the coffee cups. I counted my strokes while I did them which allowed me to simplify the objects. I'm starting to really like the idea of getting an object's essence rather than painting the form accurately, it allows a lot more flexibility with the colors and brushwork.