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.