oil on gessoboard
It must be the uptake in Swedish influence this week, but I'm having an easier time thinking of titles in my mother tongue right now...:-)
These "Allsorts" licorice candy are so fun to paint! Working with these simple shapes, colors and light reminds me a little of the block exercises in Camille Przewodek's workshop, just on a smaller scale. I really like the candy pieces on the left in the light, so next time I think I'll set up a still life with light as a dominant value, medium secondary and a smidge of the dark value (like Carol Marine puts it) working with these candies. A small step forward - when I painted this painting I felt that I was actually able to put into practice (or at least keep in mind:) some of what I learned in both Camille and Carol's workshops, but hopefully doing it in my own way and style. Reassuring, since I sometimes question whether I should take more workshops or just lock myself in my studio and learn on my own. I think incorporating what we learn from others as we continue to develop could be the best of both worlds...what do you think?