Sunday, November 6, 2011

And the Beat Goes On

By this fourth painting I was really getting the hang of simplifying the reflections and getting the shadows more accurate. Here's today's music. Enjoy! (To continue looking at the art while you listen, right click on the colored word 'music' and go to Open Link in New Tab.)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"


Cindy Michaud said...

Enjoying these and the progress...nifty idea and you are doing great.

suzanneberry said...

the spoon series is a resounding success! just amazingly well done bren. this i think is my favorite of the series...i think! love it!

Fay Terry said...

They've all been great, but I especially like this one! These spoons look really strong and united-really good shadows.

brushwork said...

Can you share with us which colors you used to get these many grays and what did you do to make them look like silver?

Brenda Ferguson said...

I'd be happy to. As I learned from Carol Marine, you can mix myriad grays from three primaries and white, so that's what I did. Which three primaries was dependent on whether I wanted a cool or a warm gray. I chose from these colors in my current palette: Cad Yellow Lemon, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Pthalo Blue and Ultramarine Blue.
Metallic surfaces that are highly reflective require sharper and more dramatic changes in value to get that effect. This is as opposed to more subtle or softer changes in surfaces that are less 'shiny.' And it never hurts to just paint what you see! Hope that helps...and thanks for asking.