Saturday, December 30, 2006

December 30 - Vertical Pear Study

"Vertical Pear" Working on still life subjects always presents problems of seeing and accurately depicting what's there, while still enhancing what you see to make a creditable two-dimensional image. You see, painting from life is all about processing three dimensions down to two, and if you depict it exactly the way you see it, you'll just have a flat painting. Painting from life is the ONLY way to train your eyes to see nuance of color, reflections and translate the reality of depth of field to the illusion of it on a flat surface. So keep painting, but remember that from life is the best way to sharpen your knives! This 7 x 5 inch oil is available for $100.

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