Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You Guys Are In Trouble.

You Guys Are In Trouble, 12 x 16

The still life above is my attempt for the most recent assignment in Laurel's alla prima class. We've been exploring various blocking-in techniques and for this round we followed a method used by Kevin McPherson. We began by using the correct color and value to block in the darkest darks and the lightest lights, followed by reducing the remaining areas to three or four color masses, and using the correct local color and average value of each to complete the block-in. From there we applied the full range of values as necessary to complete the picture. I'm not sure which method I prefer so far, but each of them has been very helpful and made it easier to get rich values and color without getting bogged down or overworking it.


Sheila said...

Lovely. I admire you stretching and trying new techniques. You'll soon settle into something that feels just right for you.

LindaHunt said...

Beautiful painting! I admire your work and enjoy your rich color and bold strokes.

Mitzi Easley said...

Looks good Stephen...sorry I missed it. Your apples are wonderful!

Stephen Parker said...

I better keep working on it, Mitzi. They're supposed to be plums!!

Are you coming to school tomorrow?

julie davis said...

Stephen, I just nominated you for the "Sunshine Award" for creativity and positivity in blogging. Check it out on my blog if you have time.