I am taking another oil painting class from Timothy Widener this year, an excellent artist and instructor. But today I just was not in a classical painting mood.
|Oil, 12 x 16 inches|
I got to class and as usual he had some beautiful still-life set ups ready to go.
I looked them all over picked one that interested me, set up an easel and couldn’t get going.
So I pulled out a sketch book I had in my bag, ( full of abstract designs) and one simple layout caught my attention.
|When I fill up a sketch book I always paint the cover :)|
Looking at the still-life and the sketch I got my brushes moving, and started having some fun.
But the best part was when Timothy came over to see what I was doing, actually had him at a loss of words for a few seconds. But then I got a smile and chuckle from him.
What I had decided to do was combine the colors from the still-life, the layout of my sketch, and try and represent different surfaces, like the glass, something fuzzy like a peach, and metal. It was a fun experiment for the day.
By the way Timothy has an excellent book available; "Painting Light and the Impressionist Method"
(I also have a book on Blurb, of Still-life paintings)