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 took a series of photographs of apples as potential still lifes, and chose this stack of three to paint first. I really struggle with painting apples. I am not sure why. But I will keep painting them until I figure them out. In particular, I find painting red apples the hardest.
Here's the charcoal sketch. And the green apple. I am breaking a personal rule -- I never paint "the" subject first. Usually I paint everything together so that the values and colors relate to one another. But, I wanted to see what would happen if I really zoned in on the focal point first, and then worked backwards.
Barbara Hall Blumer (pronounced Bloomer)