This project is going to be about using glass in a still life based on the light and shadow concept.
The studio setup (which I'm actually working from)looks like the photo but the point of view in the studio is a bit higher...I can see inside the blue vase. The photo at this point just helps me with re-setting up my still life when I go next week. I also like to study the color a bit in Photoshop during the week.
My initial setup had several pieces of glass instead of the vase and onion and it was way too complicated to view as a light and structure design, so I chose the cobalt blue perfume bottle as the only piece of glass.
The cobalt blue glass perfume bottle has a light side and a shadow side, but Deb told me to structure the first layer with it as part of the dark value. I'm trusting her ;-)
This is the initial drawing with the light and shadow structure blocked in. The painting will be 12" x 16" on Wallis paper.