The blog of Ohio artist, Nora Sallows, a compulsive oil painter!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Blue Pitcher with Pears
I need a break between large paintings sometimes so I set up a few pieces of fruit, which can always be found in the house of a perpetual dieter like myself. I add a piece of pottery for color, texture and contrast and arrange the composition into what i think are interesting shapes. I tackle the painting in the morning when I'm fresh and usually have an hour to work before I leave for work. When I get home I view the piece with fresh eyes and the paint is just dry enough to address some edges and tweak the values if I need to.
Painting from life is ALWAYS educational, not to mention fun.