Thursday, December 25, 2008

"Lemon and Jug" Form Painting

Two more steps in this small still life. Both done on the same day, painted wet into wet using a small size 8 Raphael round and no medium. The shadow of the lemon isn't quite as dark as it looks here. The only problem I'm having so far is that theres a tendency to make the halftones look overly fussy because that's where most of the detail is likely to appear. Usually after my first pass I have to step back and view painting and setup from a distance and push in the details that are showing more in my painting than they do in the setup.

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