Sunday, April 29, 2012

Look Mom, No Shadows

                                                                                                                      acrylic, 8x8"

Several times this painting actually had shadows, and several times I actually painted them out.   Thank goodness May 9 is the start of Lorelle Bacon's class on painting shadow and light.  I need that class!

I find I have a much easier time painting shadows on objects than painting shadows on surfaces the objects sit on.

This was painted yesterday.  I didn't paint at all today.  I painted longer than usual yesterday, maybe because I painted larger than usual yesterday.   Or maybe it was those shadows...

Painting on an 8x8" support instead of 6x6" was fun.  The brush fit better.  Who knew?


ME said...

Love the stems showing through the glass.Why did you paint out the shadows?

Meredith Adler said...

Oh, thanks, Mom! I painted out the shadows because they looked terrible...but I thought I would show you the painting, anyway. Maybe I'll feel I can finish it after I take this class.

Brooke said...

Auntt. Mer,
I love your picture. The flowers are so pretty.

Meredith Adler said...

Hi Brooke! I'm so happy you came to look at my painting and you think the flowers are pretty.
Aunt Mer

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mom and Brookie on this one, I LOVE the way the water and stems look in the bottom of the vase. Seriously, when did my sister become such an amazing artist? I live in awe of what you've been able to do out of determination to learn. Oh, and I think thee is definitely some raw talent there that you never knew about!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Jack, so glad you like it! Not talent, anything I can do is from hard work.

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