Dear (Contact First Name),
I challenged my students to try doing a value under painting this week. It was tough! My admiration goes to all of you who gave it a try! It takes courage to push yourself out of your comfort zone!
Sandy is off to a great beginning on hers shown below!
This week I stuck to the same limited palette for another painting in the diner series.
This is my reference photo from yet another wonderful breakfast at the Metro!
I was attracted to the feeling of distance between the tables and the kind of "hopscotch" pattern of the placemats.
Here is the value under painting on grey Ampersand board. I use charcoal for the darks and a variety of light pastels to remind me of the lightest shapes.
Then I began to add more color...
This is the final result!
Lessons of Still Life Painting
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines still life painting as “the depiction of inanimate subject-matter objects for the sake of their qualities of form, color, texture, and composition.” Read more...