oil on masonite
Friday, October 8, 2010
So maybe I can't resist painting things sitting on a shelf. These were next to the old gas cans I last posted. I've had it finished for a while now, but have been having a difficult time photographing my work. This morning I went out before the sun was up and the sky was essentially a giant blue/white light source. I had a lot less glare with this experiment. I am going to go back on this piece and paint the shadow cast by the shelf onto the wall blue. I was working from a photograph, and the shadow was really brown, but I am reminded of something my toughest art teacher, Leon Parson, once said, "Just because it looks stupid, doesn't mean you should to paint it that way."