Saturday, January 24, 2015
I recently reworked this piece adding a little atmosphere to the painting. I painted this from a 5x7 study done on location one afternoon.
That day I was hoping for a sunset but the overcast sky won out.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This was one of the bottles we bought for NewYears Eve, when I saw it on the shelf in the store I saw a challenge for a painting. What caught my eye was the contrast of the dark rich color of the Amaretto and the bright label along with the interesting shape of the bottle.
I kept the background value slightly lighter than the bottle except on the right side where I merged the values of the background and the right side of the bottle to create a lost edge giving it a realistic look.
I used Phthalo Green and a bit more Crimson for the dark color of the Amaretto and the same colors with a little white for the background trying to add a little atmosphere between bottle and background.
Its a nice change switching off and painting a still life in between landscape paintings, the still life usually taste better too.