Here is my latest still life, a full painting (not a sketch or study like my other ones have been lately.) Don’t you want to eat that eggplant I bought 4 weeks ago when I started on this painting and the other side of it now looks like a pockled wrinkly mess? Thank goodness one side stayed relatively ok during this duration!
This is my block in for the painting. The block in took a while, but honestly probably not more than two hours from sketch to here. All the time went in to then trying to get the same colour for that eggplant, which I still think I failed to do but the way it came out is slightly more accurate anyways. I think the eggplant is my focal point (right? Right?) I even had to knock down the intensity of the orange at the end so it wouldn’t get distracting. I bet you would never guess it would come out like this from the block in 😀
Once more for posterity.
Hello folks! Spring is just around the corner (and by ‘around the corner’ I mean around the corner, down a few blocks, turn left, another two blocks, make a right, walk another mile or so… – it snowed yesterday.) In honor of Spring I am trying a fresh approach to painting still life. Really all I’ve been painting are still lifes so basically it’s a new approach to painting.
Here we have the block in: Same as usual, but this time there is a twist!
Instead of waiting for the block in to dry so it doesn’t smear, I just go in with all the base shadows and lights. Boom. Fill up the whole canvas. No waiting. Just do it. Takes a lot of paint at once. Cheapskate in me cries for paint loss.
No, really, see? It’s all blocked in, just large important forms. Wow it looks like a coloring book. But like without lines. Try not to leave too many lines.
Honestly it’s that simple. I took the time to go to each object and give it it’s preferred amount of detail. I know the cup being in the back looks a bit surprising but the cup really really took over the painting when it was in the front and ruined my peaceful analagous vibe.
Here is detail of some line I am working with.
This quick painting took about 4 hours (more or less.) and was just a fun study with chrome. The lime looked delicious but afterward it looked dry and brittle. Ew. So this is what I’ve been doing lately. Getting ready to post a little more and make Spring the time to whip into shape 😀 There are a couple updates on khufineart.com since I last posted about it in case you are bored!