Monday, February 25, 2013
This dramatic still life was one of the larger works holding up my regular postings of my smaller, 6x6 paintings. I did most of this painting from a photo and had to manipulate the light a bit in order to put "my spin" on it.
Thinking a painting through before the brush touches the canvas is becoming a regular part of my repertoire. You'll find me alone in my studio, sitting my my chair, often without the radio playing, simply looking at my props and/or photos considering possible outcomes. What do I want from this painting? How can I play it? And the big question: How much Transparent Oxide Red do I have left???