Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fun With Gourds No. 5-----Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd
5 x 7", Oils on canvas covered hardboard
For the setup-pic-lovers among you, here's a photo below of the still life with the compositional placement of the painting. I usually do a painting in three stages. The first is the setup of the items and the basic positioning of them on the canvas. Because the gourds are such a warm color, I use transparent red oxide to sketch in the forms.

Once I have the placement set, I start putting in color for Phase 2, getting in the lights and darks and covering the canvas.

Once that stage is done, I take a short break to get my eyes off the subject for a few minutes, usually with a cup of tea and a browse on When I come back to it, I do a check of each item, adjusting shadows, adding highlights, and putting in reflected color, plus pushing the lights and darks a little more.


Blogger Rhonda Hurwitz said...

I'm enjoying this series...who knew that gourds have such human qualities?!

Congrats on the show

Visit me for coffee when you are in the neighborhood

2:35 PM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said...

nicely handled as well...!!!!

8:19 AM  

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