Journal of My Work-in-Progress: Painting and Photography
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. It's a journal of sorts. It gives me a place to show my work-in-progress for my painting and photography. Comments are welcome --- add one at the end of an entry or email me at BarbBlumer@gmail.com.
I worked on this iPainting in August at the lake. And I am glad I saved it along the way. I think I like the second one better than the other two.
Purple and Yellow
It has been a good exercise to look back on my work in the gallery of ArtRage.
This one was done last August at the lake, without actual fruit, just ones I made up.
I "saved" along the way. Now I think I like the second version better than the other two.
I am keeping some of the work, because I like elements of them, not the finished result.
In this case, I like how I used the roller tool to add patches of color to the fruit. (This review has also made me appreciate the roller tool!)
Overall, this painting is lacking in weight. The values of the color are too close together. If I did it over again, I would darken the shadows, and connect the fruits' shadows to the shadows under them, among other things.
Influenced by our recent trip to Japan. I didn't start out to make a Japanese figure, but he emerged when I made the black strokes that must have reminded me of something I saw while we were there. There is so much in our subconscious waiting to be awakened.