Pumpkin on Pillow Painting - In Progress
I will be going to Marc Rubin's class tonight for the 4th Tuesday (and the last time) for the pumpkin painting. So, I thought I'd assess where I am after three classes.
I am satisfied with the look and feel of the pillow. And my colors. But I continue to struggle with how to render the pumpkin. I pretty much feel like I am at the same place as I was at Week 2. I spent most of last week's session on it and ended up in the same place as I started.
Week 1 - painting with lots of turp, directly on the masonite
Week 2 - oils only (no turp or liquin) -
we painted the background, corrected our initial drawings and started to develop the pumpkin and pillow
Week 3 - Trying to render the pumpkin and make the pillow look soft.
Marc paints much thinner and more carefully than I do. He takes his time and enjoys the process of studying every bit of the still life. Looking, looking, looking. Tonight I am going to try to zone in on exactly what I see, like he does, and hope if I can make a breakthrough.