Work in Progress---Wall Shelf--photograph of setup
I spent the afternoon lugging this heavy, old wall shelf into my studio and filling it with objects from the current scavenger hunt. (See post below.) With my daughter's help, I was able to hoist it onto the still life table in my studio, where it fit perfectly. I'll probably still switch out a few items and move things around a bit. Then I'll be getting down to work on this for the next week or so on a 24x30 canvas.
I'll be posting daily to show a section at a time. Usually I work on a whole painting at once, moving around here and there over the canvas. My plan for this one is different though. I'll do a block-in the first day, and after that I'll likely be going object to object, a few at a time. This is going to be a lot of fun! I'll be working on it only from life, not from a photo, but from the spectator's perspective, it's always interesting to get an idea of what the artist started out with.
This shelf was a flea market find. It's made from old, heavy 2x4s and weighs a ton! I think after it's done its duty for this painting, I'll keep it in my studio to hold supplies.