The blog of Ohio artist, Nora Sallows, a compulsive oil painter!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A Little Bit Off The Wall
Sometimes my subjects are a little different. This is the case with this one. I painted the set up from life and then I added the violet background and the creepy craw-lie. Some days I just like to paint and it doesn't matter what I'm painting as long as I do it from life so I can try to capture the light and shadow correctly. It's always a challenge to create an interesting composition and put your own spin on what 's in front you.
This painting accomplished the added bonus of eliminating an ugly portrait from my studio. Sometimes you just have to do a paint over.