Thursday, May 16, 2013

Study in White - A Work in Progress

Today has been a very busy day for me, with going to the last meeting of the Still life Group at KAGS  where out theme was "white" and there was a wide variety of white things to paint.

Once I had finished the sketch I put in the background with combinations of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. By then it was time for a break. When I went  back to the painting I first washed in the peach coloured cloth with light red and added a touch of the blue to make the cast shadows on the cloth.

I also darkend the backgroud on the right side a little more to vary the colours.

It was interesting to see the wide variety of colours that were reflected back against the white things from the peach coloured tablecloth upon which they were set.

I will post this painting at a later date once it has been completed.

After class I went out to do a couple of sketches of the tulips and daffodils at Lorraine Ryan's home with the Outdoor Painters' Group before heading home.

Now I am going to go and set up the panels for the Buckhorn Artists’ Group 25th Annual Among Friends Art Show.