Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Still Life With Eggs

8 x 10
Oil on Panel

   I was inspired for this painting by this image that I saw over on Pinterest.  I had a similar pot so I gave it a go.

Here is a tip from Mark Carder.  He uses a very limited palette and says he can mix any color using it. ( see drawmixpaint website).  His tip was in order to lighten a color you can add white or yellow.  If you want to lighten a color but keep the same temperature, add white AND yellow.  That was kind of a V-8 moment for me.

   I am having some major updates and changes to the studio besides just the new color checker.  New lighting, new shadow box and more.  I will show pictures when the updates are done.  But having so many new things at once is really a challenge, but I think I will like it all once I get used to it.  It just takes so much concentration that I have to take frequent breaks and painting is feeling more like work than play.  I'm sure once I am adjusted the play with come back!




Here is how this painting might look framed.

6 comments:

  1. Nicely done! Lighting is another important thing I need to look at too. Carder gives some very specific tips that I will have to try also. Look forward to seeing pics of what you're doing. Are you going to try thinning your paint like he does?

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  2. This has an interesting Zen winter feel to it, I like!

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  3. Hi Karla - I love the Asian feel to this one - very Feng Shui, as well. I am also working with a limited palette for this challenge, and finding out I really can mix some appropriate colors afterall..without an enormous amount on my palette. Paint on!

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  4. Great work Karla!! The colours are harmonious and the contrasts in light and dark are eye catching!

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  6. I for one love it when other artists post photos of their studio set up.
    I'm looking forward to those, and following your color checker works with great interest.

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