Friday, February 6, 2015
Still life painting work in progress vintage glass and more glass!!
I love to see works in progress. In the top photo you can see the reference I am working from. This one is challenging! The view is the top shelf of my china cabinet. I have lots of glass from my grandparents so it is all near and dear to my heart.
As you can see in the top photo, I toned the painting for light and shadow with blue and raw sienna. This gives me a road map and also gets rid of the white paper underneath if I miss getting color on a small spot it will not be glaring white. I worked on the background and the blue and white creamer in the front.
The 2nd photo show a close-up of the carnival glass in the lower left corner. All the color changes and reflections took me many hours to accomplish. I have made some more progress, but still have more to to. I will post the completed piece when I am done. Please check back to see it! Thanks for reading :)