In between very hard work on my bug,I've done some more warmups for my class in June, and it's really fun to try new things to paint. I'm absolutely out of my comfortsone by doing this, and the results are showing that. The bug is very time consuming and I need breaks from it. Both for the intencity while working and also to keep a fresh eye on it.
The paint bottle below is one sitting in my studio and have some text as well. The letters are very hard to get right, but it isn't too bad. My whole painting is a bit wonky.......... oh well.........
At this stage my painting looks a bit disastrous, but I know it will come together nicely if I'm capable of doing the right things. That's why I need fresh eyes from time to time.
Next one is an old sketch I did for a larger project, and this one had never been painted. It was my very first try on stacked cups. As you'll see my sketch was done in a hurry, but it learnt me what I needed to know for my project. Now, it came in handy for my warmups.
At least it starts to come together, but the big shell needs more work. In person it is a bit darker but still needs to be darkened some more. I so much enjoy working on this one. When the bug is done, I''ll make the background as well.
I also want to give credit to Jaroslav Maly, the photographer. Most kindly he gave me permission to use his photos as inspiration for painting, and as painter one is always in need of new subjects to paint. The photo I work from can be seen here.
Still my text isn't good, but better than the first one. It was tricky to paint the walnuts, I've done much better walnuts than this. The black text says walnut kernels. I would never have thought it was so fun to paint this kind of stuff, but it actualy is. Worth trying. And now, I'm shopping food for the looks of it, just mentioning..............
Let me end by saying thank you all for your lovely comments last week, it really made me happy.
I'll link this post to Paint Party Friday, and I look forward to visit all the creative people out there.
Enjoy the weekend!