Saturday, March 17, 2012

On the Easel

I'm torn between spending time outside in the beautiful spring weather or painting in the studio.....So I compromised....I go in and paint a bit, then go out and do a bit of  This is a still life I set up last summer and took photos to paint over the winter.....It's from all the flowers from my yard and fruit from my trees....the problem is, I took the photo outside, on the front porch, and I don't know how to do the background(suggestions welcome!)  In the actual photo you see the blur of bright foliage behind it and I don't think it will work with this compostion..Should I go dark, should I go light?  Help!....Here it is about halfway through, the orangeish is the underpainting of burnt sienna.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great painting, and I think a dark background would make the colors pop.