August 16, 2011

Still Life - Acrylic Painting with Peaches and Pitcher

"Peachy Still Life"
11” x 14”  (27.9 cm x 35.6 cm)
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
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Another still life, another painting out of my comfort zone! :)
I’m still working on loosing up my style, and it definitely was not easy with this one. I’m pretty happy that I can pretty much paint what I see. However, one day I’ll be able to change the colors and the details of what I see to express what my mind sees.  It’s a blessing to have a goal that requires practice and imagination. :) 

I had a hard time taking a good picture: the dark background and the blues look totally different in photo, so I had to shoot several times and photoshop it a little to get closer to the real colors.

Thanks to Lela  Stankovic for the challenge! I would not have picked this subject on my own, and because of that I enjoyed it and had fun.

August 4, 2011

Black and White to Color

"Roses by the window"
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9” x 12” (22.9cm x 30.5 cm)
Acrylic on Canvas Panel

This painting has been a challenge about values! The reference photo was in black and white and the DPW painting challenge asked to turn it into color, maintaining the value relationships.
Very interesting! I had never done a painting like that before. And it’s kind of funny too, being able to imagine whatever color you like.  :)