Friday, June 24, 2011
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
$75. +10. s/h
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This DPW Challenge was...well...challenging! The
assignment was to paint the image upside down.
If that wasn't hard enough, there was the additional
challenge of painting it reflected in glass.
I've done this kind of thing before but mainly with
drawing skills. Viewing a subject upside down makes
the negative areas pop out in ways the eye doesn't
ordinarily discern. It's a great exercise for practicing
portraying what you see and not what your brain tells
you it should look like. If you've never done it, try it
sometime. The results will amaze you!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 7:43 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2011
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD
Finally...a new painting! It seems like ages since I've
painted something new. This is my submission for
the latest DPW Challenge . I found it to be a fun subject.
I tried doing this composition on my usual patterned
background but it didn't work out at all. It was busy
enough with all of the cups. Must admit it was MUCH
less labor intensive. Maybe I'll stick with simple
backgrounds until I get my chops back.
Posted by Gwen Bell at 12:22 PM