Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oil Attempts

Inspired by my recent workshop with
Carol Marine, I continue to experiment with oil painting. I began the lemon (Yes, it is a lemon) at the workshop, but it looked more like a half lemon/half orange. I listened carefully to Carol's suggestions on how to remedy that...and later, on my own, painted this half lemon/half lime! So hard to manage the subtlety of value shifts...and Carol consistently makes it look so effortless! 

I was pleased with the more subtle shifts in the foreground apple, but came into my studio the next morning to find the painting on the floor, face up luckily, but my dog had licked it! Hmmm...must be something lacking in her diet...Anyway, having great fun trying a new medium! And so is my dog.

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