Now onto something new
This one has several interesting challenges for me as a painter. (why make it easy?) Mainly, the challenge is all about the textures of the objects and how they each catch and reflect the light differently.
My mind understands that the wood or cloth (in this case a silk scarf) is made of different material than the porcelain figurine. My mind tells me the whites of the orchid should reflect the light differently than the hard surface on the porcelain....but does my brush understand this? ... too soon to judge
I think it was Gandhi who said "Be the change you wish to see"
If he was an artist he might have said, "see the surface you wish to paint."
In others words, it helps to think like a sculptor when you paint. imagine you are touching the surface of the object. How does it feel in your hands? How does the form and texture feel?
- work in progress-
oil on canvasThat type of thinking helps me when all the textures start to visually blend together.
Now if someone could just tell me , How does the light in the air feel?