Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More Still Life Sketches

Still Lifes with Metal Containers, each 6 x 6

These are more small sketches from still life set-ups I did for my class. The challenge was to paint the metal vessels so that they actually look metallic. Our brains totally freak with the idea of "shiny." We have to over-ride that to just paint what is there... mostly muted passages with just a few spots of "shine." And it's tricky!

5 comments:

Barbara M. said...

I don't care what you were supposed to be doing, what you did do was
fabulous.

You are so good.

Barbara

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Really cool... love your colours... your composition... your backgrounds... really cool

Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful... Your class sounds very interesting. Wish I could join you. In the meantime, it's nice to "watch".

Laurel Daniel said...

You guys are so encouraging - it's so fun to have little snippets into each other's worlds! Thanks to all of you.

E. Floyd said...

Hi, These are fun paintings and what a fun exercise of painting metal surfaces!