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Artist: Terri Einer-Einer Arts
Image 1: I always print these out in black & white so I can image the image in my own style and color scheme.
Image 2: Outline in Black paint
Image 3: I then choose my color palette
Image 4: Block in the colors remembering where I want the highlights and shadows
Image 5: Finished!
Title: cherries in stone bowl
Artist: Renate Arends
Size: 15 x 20 cm.
Medium & Support: watercolor on paper
Artist Blog: www.renatearends.blogspot.nl (aquarellen van renate)
My first painting in which I have used painting in layers. A real challenge for me because I had to wait until the previous layer is completely dry before the next.
I myself am very pleased with the result, particularly as to the colors of the background.
I have tried to approach the colors as well as possible by mixing colors. I found that the colors from the photo were not pure colors but "old" colors that I find very beautiful.
I have added the shadows because without the shadows it looked like the bowl and the cherries were hanging in the air. Now there is the idea that they are standing on something.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
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I was deeply touched by your emails communicating admirable enthusiasm and determination to complete the paintings in spite of everyday challenges life brings to us. It uniquely communicates how important it is to nurture our inner happiness, spiritual health, and need and & desire to practice, learn, and create.
About the composition
This setup represents a classical still life with the main light source positioned at the top left corner, and shadows heading into diagonally opposite direction. I took this photograph in the room with big windows and a lot of natural light coming in. This resulted in a significant amount of this window light being reflected from the surrounding walls back into the composition, and causing pronounced and distinguished reflected light in the shadow areas.
Instead of dark flat background, which is what we usually get in the photographs I added digitally some interest, so that the whole composition looks a little more closer to ready to paint as is. Of course you are free to use any amount of artistic license your like and create your own unique interpretation.
You will notice that there are no hard edges in the composition. All is soft, gracefully blending from one color into another, creating almost magical appearance and intriguing reality.
Please send your paintings by September 13, 2015. The next challenge will be posted on September 14, 2015.
Posted by Lela Stankovic at 10:09 AM
foto 1: sketch
Artist : Renate Arends
Title : "Still Life with Flowers and Fruit" by Juan van der Hamen y León, 1629
Size : 30 x 40 cm.
Medium and support : Watercolor on paperArtist Blog : www.renatearends.blogspot.com (Aquarellen van Renate)