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.