Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Daily Painting Practice- Grapes
This was fun but took me a bit longer than a usual daily practice painting. I think the effort was worth it though. The trick in this composition was not to paint all the grapes with the same level of detail or color. The subtle variations in light falling across the grapes needed to be expressed by having the top left grapes be the star of the show and the lower grapes playing a supportive role. Otherwise the painting might have felt very static.... There is nothing worse than a static painting... leaves you with a shock.