Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Copacetic

#21 of the challenge. I have used this photo that I took in the past. I loved this still life. I did this in class again, and the students followed along, step by step. They did an unbelievable job! I find that by going step by step and vocalizing my thought process, I can reinforce what I've talked about, including values, composition, color, glazing, wet in wet, light source, shadows, negative painting, etc. I will try to remember to take pictures next time!

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  1. I can see why you liked the photo reference. I want to paint this too. The way the flowers gently lean over the fruit, the blues and greens and oranges and yellow...so gorgeously satisfying to the eye.
    Laurie, do you do online classes?

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    1. Thanks, Laurelle! I am making some changes for my art as far as teaching, coming in the fall. I have been asked this question, and it's something I have thought about. I'll keep you posted!

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  2. That glass jar! Just for starters. Love everything about this piece.

    Jealous of those in your class. Would LOVE to hear and see the play by play, Laurie.

    What a gift your painting is, to all of us, yourself included : )

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    1. Thank you, Dotty, and you are a gift to me!

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  3. Oh how I wish I could attend your classes! This is wonderful Laurie. The glass is perfect, the apples irresistible, and the rainbow orange too ;) LOL. I love your leaves,and the blooms are just showing off, whispering... "Bet I can make you smile." They sure did!! ;)

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    1. I wish you could come to class, too, Sheila! Thanks!

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  4. Wow again! As Sheila says 'I wish I could take your class' Such a super composition with the flowers leaning to listen to the fruit or to speak softly - wonderful!

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  5. That's what it looks like to me, too, Val!

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  6. Of your last three since today, this one pops of so much brilliant color and love the still life! I can't imagine how you get that lovely blue? Anyway, LOVE LOVE LOVE my painting I just got.

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