Sunday, February 27, 2011
It's tough for me to follow that last painting, which I like much better than I usually like my paintings. But I need to move along, hopefully with a higher bar for myself. This was a quick still life painted at the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association open studio paint-in. The composition is awful - three things of similar size plunked down across the page in tic tac toe order. I had hoped that dramatic shadows would tie them together, but it didn't happen. I believe a vertical orientation would have been better. I should have honed in on my subject. I do like the light and shadow on that one pear - the contrast of the hard edge and soft edge. Sweet, huh?