"One man's mid-life crisis with art." Or, "How many excuses can I come up with not to paint?"
This makes me soooo hungry. Freshly cut peppers mmmm. Beautiful details. I like how you post every step.
I love the brilliance of your colors, Chuck. I also glaze in watercolor (my background as an oil painter shows) and I appreciate your method of glazing very much. This painting is just so crisp and full of light at the same time.
Thanks Laura. BUT IT TAKES SO LONG! I was just thinking to myself last night, "Geez, I might as well be working in oil!"...I wish I could take this to the office and work on it there, but that probably wouldn't go over very well.
How very cool to watch you work!Seeing a completed painting is often intimidating - I mean, "how'd he *do* that?" and all. Seeing your work as you go is inspiring. "Oh - he does it a little bit at a time, just like anyone would. And it's hard for *him* to concentrate sometimes, too!"I am not ready to try painting yet - still working on pencil drawing - but the lesson for me is obvious; it really is an accessible skill, if I just put in the effort.Your repeated advice to "draw/paint what you see" - even when it comes to mixing colors - is reassuring, too. I feel like once I get good at seeing what's really there, and not what I *think* is there, I'll have taken a huge step in the right direction.
You got it Brian. That's the path to take. Start simple. For example, take a kitchen chair or a stool and just draw the negative space that you see. Take someone else's line drawing, turn it upside down, and draw what you see. In other words, do things that force your right brain to kick in and take over because your left brain can no longer assign label to what it is trying to visually process.
This project is so interesting. I really love the background. Very luminous colors!
wow Chuck, it's wonderful to see this in progress , if I wasn't curious to see how the final version looks I'd almost say stop now, it looks terrific as is with just the focus on those beautiful colors of the cutting board and few peppers.
Hey Cin,I want to finish this up so I can show it to you Saturday! Besides, that big pepper in the middle is a brilliant red that, I think, will really make the composition work. I just hope I don't screw it up!
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