Thursday, March 11, 2010
Late Breaking News Bulletin!
Drinking one liter of Coca-Cola once a month during a full moon will promote hair growth!!! True! You do believe me, don't you? This is my 8"X10" acrylic painting on stretched canvas that is a mini still life assignment for my Sacramento City College acrylic painting class ( My favorite tag line for Coca-Cola is: "the Pause That Refreshes"). The point of this assignment is to paint the impression of these objects. To suggest these objects whilst not being entrapped by painting small details with a small brush. I used only flat brushes ranging from an inch to a quarter inch across. I tell my students to observe color notes or color/value shapes or valhues (a wonderful word that nationally-known oil painter Kevin MacPhearson coined) very carefully, but then squint (while looking at the still life) to help edit out too much detail and middle tones ( "values" here in America}. (Ever notice my crazed use of parenthesizes?)