Tuesday, August 19, 2014

White Heels
Oil on Canvas

     I believe that dancing in heels makes you a better dancer. These shoes are made of the same fabric as grosgrain ribbon. You just have to feel better and dance better in them. 
     I posed them in many different angles and each pose was interesting. There is so much going on visually even though the subject is quite simple. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sliced Orange
Oil on Canvas

     Sliced fruit is such fun, a departure from my usual fruit still life. Getting the shadows the right value can take a lot of looking. The shadows in this one started out much darker and I did not enjoy looking at it until I lightened them up. And then I had to remember to make the reflection duller than the subject. Much to consider for such a small painting.