Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wednesday's Work on Brass Pitcher

Grayscale of "Brass Pitcher and Onions"

Still a work in progress "Brass Pitcher and Onions" 10 x 12" pastel study

I thought it might be fun to see the grayscale today. A grayscale can give you a really good idea of how your values are reading. Color can be tricky to see it's value, so putting your paintings in grayscale in photo editing software can be really helpful.

The work to be finished on Thursday afternoon and evening will be the left onion, it looks a little off to me, and the skin fragment. That little piece of skin should be very transparent and it's looking a little to heavy/solid right now.

The right onion was the focus of my attention today brushing out the old shadow and laying in more black and darks to make the onion really fit into the lighting scheme and the "world" of the painting.

1 comment:

Sadia Hussain said...

It's turning out fabulously Cindy! The pitcher looks great ; the onion on the right needs a bit of toning and yes the onion peel needs a transparent wash. Will return to see the final version which I'm sure will be wonderful!