6"x6" acrylic on masonite
I have been spending more time than usual on these little paintings, but I don't feel that I am wasting my time. What I have been concentrating on doing is observing the color more closely and thinking about the placement and value of my brushstrokes. My goal isn't to paint a pretty picture, its to learn from the exercise and developing my skills as a painter.
One thing I learned from this painting is that its ok to leave out some of the details. I found myself painting in every subtle highlight and dimple of the red pear. The more detail I put in, the more I hated it. So, I decided to paint over the red pear and approach it a bit simpler. I squinted at the pear to simplify it and break it down into blocks of color. It didn't take much to get it to look right. Just concentrated on where I put the color. This time I limited the details and only added the highlights that stood out the most.
In the end I am happy with the results.
No time painting is a waste of time. Great values in the cloth.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pam! You are absolutely right!ReplyDelete
That old saying "Less is more" applies to painting too, huh? The folds make for an interesting composition.ReplyDelete
Thank you Stephanie! Yes, I would agree with that saying as well.ReplyDelete
Great exercise and a gorgeous pear! I love the colors.ReplyDelete
Thank you Trudy!ReplyDelete
You should be happy with this Brad, it's fabulous! Love the colors you found in the tissue!!ReplyDelete
Brad, wonderful painting! pears do roll together like this so often and you got it just right. The color and surface is lovely.ReplyDelete
Wow! This is so beautiful.ReplyDelete