Monday, July 18, 2011

How to look and paint what you see class.




These are three 5 x 7 inch demos that I did the first day of my teen acrylic class today.
We looked at value first. 
Then we added color being aware of shadows and 
reflected light from the shiny white plates.
We also talked about why some things get accepted into shows and others don't. 
Could it be color, technique, point of view...?  
An unexpected angle gives the painting more interest. 
We also played with placement.
You can view the student work at 

2 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I just love these, Maria, and I'm not usually a fan of fruit/veggie paintings. Something in the brush strokes. I think my favorite is the tonal one at top.

Dean H. said...

"Paint what you see" is a valuable lesson, indeed, Maria!
Your examples are well done. My choice as a show entry would be the bottom one. Compositionally, I think it's more of an attention grabber.