Thursday, January 21, 2010

Still Life #2

This one is a bit better. The same set up, but better drawing for starters. And a tighter, more focused composition.

Doesn't it seem true that the second time that you attempt a particular picture it is better. I guess in the first you are just bumbling along trying to solve problems, discovering other problems after you've finished and in the second you have an inkling of the problems that you will encounter as you go along. I guess a way to deal with these is a preliminary sketch or experience.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Still Life #1

I have recently returned from a Charles Reid Workshop, at which I learned a bunch of very important things about how I paint and how I should paint.

I am attempting in a series of small and (I hope) daily paintings to apply those things that I have learned and show some improvement.

Here is the first.