June 19, 2015

Pitchers & Hydrangeas

This still life has been through many iterations.  It started out as an electric blue study of the shapes of the two pitchers.  The pitcher on the right has a painted pattern on it - added, then painted out.  I put in the vase with hydrangeas behind the pitchers to make the interplay of shapes more interesting, and realized that the electric blue just was overwhelming.  Introducing a more realistic color palette that looked more like what I was looking at was a first step.  Throughout this process, I've been making the brushstrokes stronger, then smoother, then stronger again.  I think this is where it's going to stop.

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