Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Cobalt Blue Bottle" Finally Finished...next?

Great learning experience. Deb and I decided that I should do another similar piece to make sure all that I learned is solidified in my head and hand. Now I have to think about objects that I want to incorporate to explore the light.

I also need to start a piece at home to put into practice the things I have learned about light revealing form. Out of this practice comes the best questions when I do get to class.

I thought I would include this link to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro
This is the concept of light and shadow that I have been studying with Deb, and this explains it much better than I ever could.

Thanks for following along!


"Cobalt Blue Bottle" 12 x 17" Pastel on Wallis sanded paper


Close up of "Cobalt Blue Bottle"

4 comments:

Carolina said...

Very beautiful, Cindy. Worth the wait to see it finished :)

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Beautiful work. You brought back memories of History of Art for me too.

Cindy said...

Thank you Carolina and Julie!

Kate Cissell said...

Cindy, I'm SO enjoying and learning from the process in your BLOG on "Getting the Structure Right" and then referring to the photo of the final piece.(Just what I'm struggling with on a WC landscape where I've failed to follow through on my value study.) Your cobalt blue piece is exquisite! The written step-by-step process in the blog today (7-10) is wonderful! (Should we be paying you for these priceless lessons???? Are you writing a book?) I like the steps:
1.GRAYSCALE PHOTO,
2. UNDERPAINTING, 3. HARD WORK (hidden from view) 4. FINISHED PIECE. No.3 to 4 is a big jump, eh? Thanks! Kate Cissell. PS my daughter TANYA and I really liked your quotes from books, but I don't know if you saw the comments when I "replied" to your blog email. Did you see them? If so, I can continue to reply to the blog?