Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homework

Glass Cube With Stem, 12x16
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This attempt is for a class I'm taking at Laguna Gloria, taught by Laurel Daniel. The class is focused on painting glass objects in still life. If this particular exercise taught me one lesson, it is to not be late to class! Still life classes often have several set-ups, and it's usually the case that the most challenging set-ups are the ones that always have room for a late-arriving student. With only so much painting time available in class, the simpler set-ups are at a premium. As a result, I was stuck with this little monster, which still has me seeing spots.

14 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Stephen, You were up to the challenge..you nailed it! Looks great, wonderful values, I like!

Dana Cooper said...

Wow, Stephen...I think the guy who was late to class with the hardest set up did the best job!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Well it is a good little monster, because you got it. The glass is glass with all it's reflections and refractions. The color and the leafy specimen all well done. You were up for the challenge.

Claudia Finn said...

Wow this really is so effective in so many ways one the colors used to convey the glass and two the leaf forms and their shadows!!Great piece!

Liquid &Tunsie said...

Just been art blog hopping. love your art work. This is wonderful!

Angela Elledge said...

I can't help but notice the large blocks of color in the background with the subject, very graphic. Great composition, really like the foliage cropped close to the edge, it allows you to focus on that beautiful shadow, at least that's what I focus on.

Kelley Sanford said...

Now that's a still life. Excellent, giving us that do still life on regular basis a run for our money.

Phillip said...

Looks great Stephan! I can see the water in the glass! Sometimes time pressure brings out something special.

Phillip said...

Looks great Stephan! I can see the water in the glass! Sometimes time pressure brings out something special in us.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

This turned out really well! Its a very lively piece, lots of energy. The dark blue sets it all off.

Elaine Hurst said...

You certainly pulled it off extremely well! Very nice!!

Gwen Bell said...

The light reflected in the vase is superb! And, Oh, those incredible shadows. This is such a dynamic color combo too. Really beautiful work!

Ruth Andre said...

Beautifully painted Really love the leaves. So many greens.

mary maxam said...

this is so fresh. lovely painting and composition and it looks like effortless "homework" to me!