Friday, December 10, 2010

"Classical Moment"

I owe quite a few my friends violin paintings. Now it is the time to do some. This task was a difficult one. I did this painting with 4 sessions in two days. I still not used to paint in multiple sessions, especially the second day. Every session, I almost had to paint entire painting on top of the previous one, because I can't stand to see dry spots. I start to use a lot of medium on the second day. I think we have discussed before about painting in the second day. I should have used retouch varnish to bring back freshness, but I didn't do that. I just painted over. This painting is very dark. I am in the middle of testing new lights, and I did illuminate my canvas too bright. Oh boy, I had a lot of struggle, but the paintings comes out all right, I think.

9 comments:

tiffannysketchbook said...

Yes, you did fine! :) It's beautiful

Kathy Cousart said...

The painting is beautiful and a lovely composition. Interesting to hear how you handled a 2 day painting.
I think we can all understand about lighting and photographs.
Nice to know even the big boys and girls are learning all the time:)

RUDHI - Chance said...

Even CHARDIN would like this, I guess...

Jo Castillo said...

Oh my! This is so beautiful. It has a wonderful wooden, soft look. Great perspective.

Kay said...

I think it is lovely. Good result for a long struggle!!!

SKIZO said...

Wonderful

shivanand khanore said...

realy great work.i havent seen this kind of still life.so i would like to learn from you.plz keep touching with my blog with suggestions.thank you.

Marilyn M. King said...

This is beautiful! I love the warm wood tone and you nailed that difficult angle on a difficult shape.

Let me encourage you to try putting your painting in the freezer after each session. I've been doing this for a couple of years now. It really helps me because I work full time also and my painting sessions are short. I also keep my palette in the freezer and both stay just as wet as if I never stopped painting. The paint will begin to close some if left in there for more than 3-4 days. Just try it you'll like it!

I'm a big fan of yours!!!!!!!

Paul said...

Can you share some of your lighting techniques? You mentioned in the past about your illumination struggles and you recently mentioned you are working with new lights.

I think we all struggle with lighting in our home studios, lights, spots, northerly windows, etc, so any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks