Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Not a Pair" - SOLD

I've been working hard lately on getting the subtle shifts in the backgrounds more accurate. I use a spotlight, so it's usually very bright in one area and gets darker away from that. It's easy to just see it all as one "color" and not pay attention to the values. But I think it's more dramatic this way.
If you haven't already, I'd like to turn your attention for a moment to my buddy, Qiang Huang, who has been doing some really spectacular work lately. Not that he doesn't always, but he's made a leap lately and I'm blown away.

6 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Qiang is very much worthy of your praise. I recently attended one of his workshops and am in awe of his talent, work ethic and ability to teach, and his gentleness, along with his thirst for self improvement. Both of you are leaders in Austin's shining stars and we thank you both for your willingness to share your knowledge!

Cynthia said...

A real beauty...thanks for reminding me to go have a look at Qiang Huang...I think he is a genius:)

carol morgan carmichael said...

I love the sculpted look of these pears. Cool composition as usual. I had the privilege of taking one of Qiang's workshops and he was amazing in every way. Have admired your work forever and am hoping to take a workshop with you sometime.

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

I have a feeling the leap came after his meetings with Leffel and the great master Schmid. His work is wonderful.

Martyn Chamberlin said...

Oh I'm glad you mentioned Qiang Huang. I'm definitely going to have to take a workshop from him sometime. I know he's been getting better lately, but the portrait he posted yesterday was out of the ball park. Richard Schmid's influence hasn't hurt either!

Mary Bullock said...

Love the reflected light in your shadows.