Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Got My Eye on You


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I've had this big orange pig sitting around my studio for a while, and I'm pretty sure I've only painted him once before. What a shame!

I had a friend painting with me in my studio for a few days last week. I was telling her about my 10-minute apple exercise and we decided to do it together for practice. I started with an apple and then moved on to a bottle. And even though I've painted hundreds of each, I still learned stuff.

What did I learn? Well ... shadows might be even lighter than I thought. Edges are really important. Lost edges on glass makes it look more realistic. But most importantly, I just got into the hang of painting these things. I am tempted to start each day with an exercise like this. I recommend it.

5 comments:

Caroline Greene said...

The apple looks so cheerfully unaware that it might be snack-o'clock some time soon. Lovely form on the peckish pig.

Debbie Meyer said...

Just love that orange ish pig!! Also love the 15 min thing...I have done that, and yes it helpes! Now I just need to do it...regularly! ! :~

Jan Avery said...

Carol, I'm trying to figure out where you posted on the '10 minute apple exercise'-- can you point me there? I'd like to read about that...

Thanks!

JanettMarie said...

Good idea!

Carol Marine said...

Thank you, all! Jan, here's the link to the 10-minute exercise: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/challenge/the-ten-minute-challenge/7