Sunday, March 07, 2010

Painting Difficult Surfaces

That was the name of the demo that I gave for the oil painting class. I was saying that if you take the trouble to understand what you are painting (I mean structurally), then this can help you achieve likenesses. So I tackled this trumpet, which I bought from a middle school boy in Antioch, and the flower vase, which was a bit dirty. The canvas was a bit big (22 x 28") for a demo but for me, the bigger the canvas, the easier it becomes to paint. Small spaces force you to have too much control and this is harder, movement-wise.

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