Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just About Finished with Artichoke Study

"Artichoke Tuesday - A Study" 9 x 12" pastel on Colorfix Sanded Paper

Yes, it became Artichoke Wednesday as well as Tuesday since I worked on this in the studio this morning. I still have some work to do on the highlights but will work on that tomorrow.

These studies are wonderful learning tools..I highly recommend them. Approach them as you would a finished painting. Pay attention to set up, lighting, composition, color, value, texture just as you would working on a more complex set-up.

4 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I imagine this would be a little easier than the grapes? With the grapes you had to get that translucent quality, which I think would be more difficult than the more solid, opaque artichoke.

ginamurrow said...

I especially like the spark of light on the artichoke. The painting is wonderful.

Carolina said...

Wow, you're fast! It is a beautiful painting, err, study!

Meisie said...

soooo beautiful Cindy!!!