Wednesday, July 19, 2006

first flower study

Beginning with the set up.

You can see my shadow box. I painted the inside with acrylic burnt sienna. The window of my studio is a north window (I am sooooo lucky). It is about 4 ft. away.
No preliminary drawing, just started painting.I brushed in the background with Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine blue.

2hrs into it!

I'm trying hard to match the values and colors. I'm pleased that I have not gone too thick too fast. That is a habit of mine I get into trouble from being in a rush. The drawing is not as acurate as I want to get. Keep practicing!

3 hrs into the day.

You can see the light getting stronger.

To much on the highlights but over all not a bad workout.

Here's the final.

I stopped after 4 hours.
I enjoyed the process on this one. Luckily we have planted several daisies this year, so I'll have more to practice with.


ParisBreakfasts said...

I've always wanted to see how a shadowbox worked..THANKS

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