Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Bottle of Medium-8x5-SOLD

a knife painting of a bottle of liquin i threw up on the still life stand this morning. i used the cape school underpainting method, a great way to punch up the color a bit too. these are exercises in practicing to see color and to show different planes and turn the form with color changes and not just with value changes (like a tonalist might do). a more sophisticated block study, if you will. i try to remember in these daily paintings that painting is more about seeing than it is technique.

todays Hawthorne quote: "Try to decide the color of your big spots and keep them apart-try everything in your power to keep them apart".

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