Thursday, December 21, 2006

daily painting practice 113 - vermillion

This is one of those ArtBoard wood panels. I gave it 3 coats of Artboard gesso and an undercoating of muted green oil paint and let it dry for a week. The surface is a delight to paint on.
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Cup and Vermillion
oil on wood
Step back my creative juices are out of control! I was going to paint an arrangement of a glass vase with all these colored glass beads inside it with all the reflecting light bouncing off, but it seemed more fit for a studio painting than a practice painting. So, I grabbed an old tube of vermillion paint and a cup from the bathroom. I wonder if Van Gogh would have painted a plastic bathroom cup. I kept to my 2 hour time limit and had fun with the process. The reflective light on the cup is my favorite part. What do you think?


David said...

Peter, I love the contrast you achieve between these solid foreground forms, and the atmospheric, mysterious background. These simple set ups are my favorites. The reflected light? Yes -- it's poetry!

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter,
As I see you are using some kind of magic box for putting "stilllifes models" inside. Could you explain the scheme of lighting for this kind of installation?
May be photo of this?